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A group of fish houses are sitting near the edge of thin ice signs Wednesday on Foot Lake in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

DNR warns of ice melt on west central Minnesota lakes after warm spell


SPICER — Spring-like temperatures and rain that’s predicted for this week could weaken the stability of ice on area lakes.

The state Department of Natural Resources says it doesn’t take long for ice to become brittle and cautions people not to let their guard down when traveling on frozen lakes.

The average thickness of ice on Kandiyohi County lakes is currently 12 inches, said Dave Coahran, DNR area fisheries supervisor in Spicer.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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