in northern MN last weekend. Lakes were still iced over (north of Duluth)but rivers were running at good levels. Will be in the 70's all week, so northern lakes should be iced out by next weekend. There's still a 2' snow pack by the BWCA which should keep the river levels up when it melts this week. Most the storm / fire damage last year was in the Superior national forest. I think the Itasca area was spared. But I would call the MN DNR for that area for current conditions before you leave. Have fun !
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