MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - One of Minnesota's most popular lakes is ready for boaters. 

     The Hennepin County Sheriff's Department's water patrol took a spin around the 14,500-acre Lake Minnetonka and found all channels and bays are navigable. The ice-out notice from the sheriff's department Sunday comes 19 days earlier than last year and 9 days earlier than average. 
     Last year, the lake reached record high levels. The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District took the unprecedented step of imposing no-wake speed restrictions for the entire lake that lasted until late July.
     This year water levels are lower than normal on many lakes.