Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”
Thunderstorms have swept across western and central Minnesota, causing street flooding and wiping out an orchard’s apple crop the day before it was to be picked. The National Weather Service reports 2.7 inches of rain fell at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Wednesday.
Between the biting winds and the snow storms, it’s been a tough winter to be a Minnesotan. Central Minnesota is digging out of 4.5 feet of snow, and some people are running out of places to put it.
A six-month investigation into the possession and sales of methamphetamine in Central Minnesota resulted in roughly 20 arrests and approximately 818 grams of meth purchased or seized, according to authorities.
This week’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that an area of severe drought in central Minnesota has expanded eastward into Wisconsin.
Authorities say they’ve arrested an Arizona man who was carrying 33 pounds of marijuana on an Amtrack train in central Minnesota.
Severe thunderstorms caused some major damage across southern and central Minnesota Sunday night.
Officials from 14 schools in central Minnesota are gathering Tuesday to discuss the increasing use of synthetic marijuana.