At Long Last, Ice Goes Out

The view from Lee The ice is officially off Forest Lake. The last chunks melted away between midnight and 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, but not before a record was set. This year’s ice-out date is the latest on record for Forest Lake, according to lake-watcher Corbett Johnson. The previous record, set on May 2, 1965, stood for 48 years. While most of the lake was ice-free by the beginning of last week, ice hung around on the south shore of Second Lake. Above: A crest of ice remained last Thursday off Lee Bakewell’s shoreline on Second Lake. (Photo submitted)

The view from Lee The ice is officially off Forest Lake. The last chunks melted away between midnight and 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, but not before a record was set. This year’s ice-out date is the latest on record for Forest Lake, according to lake-watcher Corbett Johnson. The previous record, set on May 2, 1965, stood for 48 years. While most of the lake was ice-free by the beginning of last week, ice hung around on the south shore of Second Lake. Above: A crest of ice remained last Thursday off Lee Bakewell’s shoreline on Second Lake. (Photo submitted)

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