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Thousands of children in the Twin Cities are proud owners of a new set of wheels. Free Bikes 4 Kidz held its annual bike giveaway this weekend.
If you’re into huge holiday lights displays, there’s a new one in Minnesota that’s worth a road trip. It’s already one of the brightest in the state in just its second year.
We kicked off the weekend with brutally-cold conditions. Wind chills Saturday are done right bone chilling, dropping to 50 below in Fosston this morning, -45 in Longville and -25 at MSP Airport. The coldest temperature recorded Saturday morning was -11. Last year’s lowest low was -13, to put that in to perspective. Saturday’s high was -1, which approaches a record set in the 1800s! In the overnight, clouds will increase and light snow will develop later Sunday morning. Wind chill will decrease a bit.
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Larry McKenzie has been a fixture in Minnesota high school basketball for decades, and now he feels he’s back where he belongs. That’s in a city gym in Minneapolis.
Click here for the recipe for Rabbit Loin and Brussels Sprout Salad from Vincent A Restaurant.
Some Minnesotans say “bring on the winter.” They want the snow, the sports and the ice. But others say “It’s not even Christmas. Can’t this all wait?” Bryn Mawr-resident John Padgett is definitely a Christmas guy. The lights go up early in his yard display, a 15-year tradition. “I usually start the first week of November to be done by Thanksgiving,” Padgett said. “And they’ll probably be up until I can get them unfrozen from the ground.”
There’s no denying winter has arrived in Minnesota. Many of us have sent us questions about our recent blast of frigid air this week. So we thought we’d answer your cold weather Good Questions in this week’s Reply All.
The University of Minnesota says “Grinches” steal evergreens from its campuses each winter to use as Christmas trees at home. Now, they’re using an unusual method to thwart would-be thieves.
Body shops are a busy place to be after that first major snow and ice combination of the year. They’re busy now, and it will likely stay that way until spring. Bob and Carl’s Auto Body and Glass in Osseo looks like a car infirmary, with broken headlights, missing taillights and everything in between. Tony Smith, co-owner at Bob & Carl’s, says the work is piling up. “Still spinning out and we’re still getting work,” Smith said. “Cars are being towed in.”
Store owners at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are hoping for a warmer weekend. Unlike traditional malls, where it’s always 70 degrees, customers at these shops occasionally have to venture outside, going door to door. Liz Schiller is the owner of Juniper, a small boutique that features local designers and artists. “We do see a decrease in business when the weather is frigid like today,” Schiller said. When the temperature drops, so do the prices at a lot of Arbor Lakes’ stores. Discounts and incentives are offered to those willing to spend a little time outside.
The Vikings broke ground on a new stadium this week. It’s a project so big, it muscled its way straight onto the list of largest public projects in state history. It’s bigger than the I-35W bridge construction, bigger than the St. Croix bridge crossing. And that’s just the start.
After nearly 100 years of serving as headquarters for a bank and later a railroad, the Soo Line Building in downtown Minneapolis is becoming one of the hottest new properties for rent. The 20-story tower is a classic example of “monumental classicism.”
Move over craft beer makers, there’s a new player in town and they’re putting a craft spin on cider. Sociable Cider Werks is a hard cider brewery that will join an already brewery-heavy Northeast Minneapolis.
A Minneapolis neighborhood is taking on General Mills in two class-action lawsuits. Residents in the Como neighborhood of Minneapolis say chemicals dumped years ago at an old General Mills research facility near their homes lowers property values and puts their health at risk.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, crews worked to install the Weather Watcher, which will restore the old “Weather Ball” concept to downtown Minneapolis.
Amelia Santaniello joined the women on the panel of the CBS daytime show “The Talk” on Oct. 23, 2013.