Updated: 05/20/2014 3:40 PM
Created: 05/20/2014 3:37 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
It's starting to feel like summer, but it doesn't look like it on Lake Superior. Ice is still stacked up on the Duluth shoreline.
"It's definitely something else," Jerry Enget said.
It's not a pleasant sight for some after our brutally cold winter.
"It's definitely a lingering trace of the unpleasant cold," Darren Houser said.
Lake Superior is still about three percent covered with ice.
"The ice right now is still extensive in some areas," Ron Williams, with the National Weather Service, said. "We've had just tons of ice and it just hasn't been able to melt."
The areas packed with ice include the head of the lake and the Apostle Islands.
"Starting this weekend, we are going to have a south wind," Williams said. "It will push that ice to the north."
That along with warmer weather will start melting the ice fast.
Williams predicts an ice out will take place the first week of June.
Williams said the water is still hovering around 34 degrees. The ice will melt faster once the lake reaches 40 degrees.
Dayton Directs Changes in Child Protection System
Minnesota's central social service agency will conduct random screenings of child protection decisions made by county officials who receive allegations of abuse.
Spirit Mountain: Couple Brings Financial Hope to Struggling Ski Hill
Spirit Mountain has been searching for ways to relieve itself of a toppling deficit owed to the City of Duluth, and now, they believe a newly hired husband and wife team will be able to bring their ski area expertise to turn around this struggling Northland attraction.
NDSU Student from Sartell is Missing
North Dakota State University officials are looking for a student who went missing over the weekend. Thomas "Tom" Bearson of Sartell, Minnesota, was last seen Saturday morning. He is a first year student and lives on campus in Reed Hall, according to university officials.
Duluth People's Climate Hike at Kingsbury Creek
The first ever Duluth People's Climate Hike took place at Kingsbury Creek on Sunday. Sally Munger, an organizer of the hike, said they choose Kingsbury Creek as that area is still in recovery from the 2012 floods and was directly impacted by climate change.
Volunteers Work to Revitalize Lester-Amity Chalet
Friends of the Lester-Amity Chalet (FLAC), a group trying to reopen and revitalize the Lester-Amity Chalet, had an open house at the building this weekend to encourage their project's progress.