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Kathy Mason, a resident who lives near the official ice-off lake, L'Homme Dieu, wore snowshoes while playing Frisbee with her dog, Maggie, Wednesday. When will the snow dunes and ice give way to spring? Take a guess and enter the newspaper's contest. (Photo by Al Edenloff)

When will ice leave L'Homme Dieu?

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At this time last year, the newspaper ran a story about the return of spring: brown lawns, bluebirds and 60-degree temperatures.

Although there's not a hint of spring right now, here's one sure sign of it: the return of the Echo Press Ice Out Contest.


It asks the perennial question: When will the ice melt off Lake L'Homme Dieu?

Readers are invited to send their best guess to the newspaper.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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