WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Patio Season: ‘Like Fishing Opener, But For Beer’

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Fleetwood Mac Returns To Minnesota
  2. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 1, 2014
  3. Tune Up Your Furnace, Help The Environment
  4. Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center Opens In Minneapolis Today
  5. Minneapolis, St. Paul Make The Top 10 For 'Coffee Snobs'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After two sloppy snowstorms walloped Minnesota this month, spring finally arrived on Friday.

Across the state, temperatures climbed as high as 72 degrees, melting snow that had fallen earlier in the week and prompting restaurant patios to open to flocks of patrons.

“It’s the opening of patio season – you’ve got to go out,” said one man in downtown Minneapolis. “It’s like fishing opener, but for beer.”

And just as patios on Nicollet Mall were packed, so were ballparks, basketball courts and bike trails across the city. Minnesotans hadn’t felt such warm weather since October.

Check out some of the scenes our cameras captured Friday in the video above.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,875 other followers