The Brainerd Dispatch reports trucks are still using ice roads up in that neck of the woods.
Last year, the Governor’s Fishing Opener had to be moved to an area with open water. The ice on Mille Lacs didn’t clear until nearly mid-May. This year’s May 8-11 opener is supposed to be held on Gull Lake.
Last year, it took temperatures in the 80s and 90s — in May! — to get rid of the ice but this year’s spring already looks to be colder than normal.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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