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Editorial: Good luck and safe fishing this weekend

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Winter's hold has finally subsided as spring's arrival melted the final ice cover on Green Lake Thursday just in time for the Minnesota fishing opener today.

The Green Lake ice out date Thursday broke the 62-year-old record of the previous latest ice out date of May 7, 1951.

Fishermen in west central Minnesota had the good fortune of warmer weather that helped melt the ice of area lakes. Farther north, fishermen will find most lakes in northern Minnesota still ice-covered.

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