The second biggest lake in Minnesota, Mille Lacs lake is making national headlines as high winds caused large ice sheets to wash up on shore threatening homes and businesses. Strong winds have pushed huge ice sheets ashore, right up to people’s doorsteps. In some cases the ice has pushed through buildings. National Weather Service Meteorologist Shawn Devinny says 30 to 40 mile an hour winds pushed the water into the ice, driving it ashore.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says about 10 miles of the Mille Lacs lake shoreline is covered with huge piles of ice, some mounds up to 30 feet tall. Now that the wind has died down bulldozers have been busy moving the giant ice chunks away from homes foundations and other dangerous places. With the warm weather slated for this weekthe ice should melt quickly.