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MINNETONKA, Minn. - After seven weeks of waiting, summer finally kicked off for boaters on Lake Minnetonka.

"No wake ended so we came out here and went fast for once," said Alex Greenagel. "It was kinda nice."

On Friday, the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District lifted most of the no-wake restrictions which have been in place since early June.

Mike Bogen docked his boat in Wayzata to grab dinner on Friday night.

"It makes getting here a little easier," he said. "It's a long trip when you're going 5 mph."

The new waves are likely to make for an extremely busy weekend on the lake as boaters and jet skiers look to make up for lost time.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is urging people use caution with safety and speed with the lake expected to be so crowded this weekend.

No-wake restrictions still exist within 600 feet of shore and some bays also still have restrictions in place. For more information, go to lmcd.org.

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