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May 11 is the official ice-out on Vermilion

Pelican, Elephant, and Fall lakes also clear on May 11


LAKE VERMILION— There will be open water for Saturday’s fishing opener on Lake Vermilion, as the lake officially cleared of ice on May 11, about 12 days later than the average date of April 30.

A cool, cloudy, and frequently snowy April allowed winter conditions to linger a bit longer than usual this year. But high winds and warm temperatures early this week helped break up the last of the ice around the area. Wednesday, May 11, was the big day for many of the larger area lakes, including Pelican and Elephant lakes, near Orr, and Fall Lake, near Ely.

The Timberjay will have more on ice-outs around the area in its May 20 print edition.


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