Deadline to remove ice shelters from lakes in southern two-thirds of Minnesota is Monday

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(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants to remind anglers about upcoming deadlines to remove ice fishing shelters from lakes.

In the southern two-thirds of the state, structures must be off lakes by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 6. For structures on lakes in the northern one-third of the state, the deadlines is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 20.

The DNR says if shelters are not removed by the deadline, owners may be cited, and structures may be confiscated, removed, or destroyed by a conservation officer.

After the removal date, shelters can remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended. Storing or leaving shelters on a public access is prohibited.

The DNR also reminds anglers to do their part in keeping lakes clean by picking up trash.