Ice makes early exit
Lake L'Homme Dieu's last bit of ice melted away on Friday, April 2 this year, making it the earliest ice out in 10 years.
The last time the ice retreated so soon was in 2000 when it left on March 25.
This year's ice out - as determined by official Echo Press lake watchers - was 19 days earlier than last year's April 21 date and a full month ahead of 2008's May 2 ice out.
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