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Amid ‘late-ice’ talk, one topic often absent

Ice deteriorates along a shoreline. Late ice out across northern Minnesota this year left a lot of people scrambling trying to get ready for the fishing opener. (Stock photo)

Pore through the pre-fishing opener media reports across the northern half of Minnesota. Observe what anglers were saying in person or on social media. One relevant fact was nearly always missing!
So what was usually missing from all the late-ice banter? Cabin owners, lakeshore property owners, and resorters – folks who like to be “ready” for the fishing opener – were often time-squeezed. Indeed, they faced a late-ice “rat race” when it came to installing docks and boat lifts. Add to that their launching of and trying out boats.

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