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Early thaw opens Willmar-area waters

As of Wednesday, Willmar-area lakes were thawing about a month ahead of the median date for area lakes. Here, a northwest wind kicked up waves and pushed the last remnants of ice to the extreme southeast corner of Eagle Lake. The lake is five mil...

Eagle Lake
Eagle Lake is ice free Wednesday. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)

As of Wednesday, Willmar-area lakes were thawing about a month ahead of the median date for area lakes.

Here, a northwest wind kicked up waves and pushed the last remnants of ice to the extreme southeast corner of Eagle Lake.

The lake is five miles north of Willmar.

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