The great countdown to Lake Minnetonka ice out is on! After a long and cold winter all of us are looking forward to sun filled days, gentle summer breezes and starry nights. The Al and Alma’s fleet is ready for the water and patiently waiting for the retreat of the ice. The history of declaring Lake Minnetonka has been recorded since the mid 1800s in that time the ice has rarely lasted until May. But as we saw last year, we had to wait for unimpeded water until May 2nd. As of today 20+ inches of solid clear ice remains topped with about 6 inches of slushy ice making the official ice out date anyone’s guess. Hooray for SPRING!