Lakes cleared, but late ice-out has created headaches at some public accesses
Mid-week the ice has left most lakes in the Park Rapids area due to warm temperatures and a breeze that has pushed remaining ice to bays and shores.
But the late ice-out has created another problem. Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported Trails and Waterways crews are working feverishly to prepare nearly 2,000 DNR public water accesses for Saturday's fishing opener.
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