MINOT, N.D. (AP) _ The record set earlier this year for the latest freeze on Lake Sakakawea is safe.
Officials say the lake was officially declared frozen Wednesday at 6:40 a.m. It was earlier this year that Sakakawea recorded its latest freeze date on record, on Jan. 18.
Freeze dates on the lake have been documented since 1961.
The 178-mile-long lake is the third-largest man-made reservoir in the nation.