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Keep Your Tires Working Their Best In Harsh Cold

A lot of drivers are pulling into tire repair shops with flat tires or tires that have suddenly had the air pressure drop. It’s due to the extreme cold, and it’s dangerous. Inside Tires Plus in St. Anthony Village, it has the feel of an emergency room: Cars and trucks hoisted up on lifts and tires under inspection. If your tire pressure is too low, you have less control of your vehicle. “It’s very important to check your air pressure once a month. A lot of data says twice a month. Because of the temperature fluctuations, you need to maintain that proper air pressure,” Matt Johnson, the Tires Plus manager, said.

12/09/2013

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Good Question: “Reply All” To Your Cold Weather Questions

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.

12/06/2013

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Cold Forces Parade Cancellations In Minnesota

Some cities in Minnesota are canceling weekend parades because of the bitterly cold weather. St. Cloud’s Winter Nights and Lights Parade and Santa Fun Run have been canceled because of the dangerously cold temperatures forecast for Saturday.

12/06/2013

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Travelers To Minnesota Feel The Slap Of Freezing Temps

There’s a reason tourists don’t really flock to Minnesota in December. This time of year, though, there are business appointments and family obligations that can’t be avoided.

12/05/2013

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Oil Crews Endure Even As Wind Chill Drops To -40

Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota’s oil patch.

12/05/2013

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After The Snow Comes Blistering Cold Temps

Plunging temperatures in Minnesota are making snow removal a bit tricky as fluffy precipitation turns to rock hard ice. City crews in Duluth scrambled to clear streets before the deep freeze Thursday. Schools are canceling classes again in Duluth, Superior, Wis., and other cities in the region.

12/05/2013

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Get Ready For Winter To Make A Grand Entrance

After a pretty quiet November, the Twin Cities is seeing all the makings of its first significant snow event of the season. WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman said rounds of wintry precipitation will move through the metro over the next few days, the first of which will come Monday afternoon.

12/02/2013

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Players, Fans Prepare For Harsh Cold At TCF Bank Stadium

The coldest kickoff since the Gophers moved back outside to TCF Bank Stadium was 23-degrees, against Iowa in November of 2010. We’ll be lucky if the high gets that high on Saturday, so fans, and players, are already figuring out how to stay warm for the big game.

11/20/2013

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Was That Ice On The Mississippi? In June?

As cold as this spring was, and as chilly as this Thursday feels, it would probably surprise few to learn that a WCCO photojournalist captured what appeared to be a chunk of ice floating down the Mississippi River in June.

06/06/2013

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MN Farmers Who’ve Delayed Planting Face Decisions

Minnesota farmers who have had trouble completing their spring planting due to a muddy May are facing some important decisions this month, and grain prices are rising as traders worry that yields will be hurt by the late finish to the planting season.

06/04/2013

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Snow Slowing Traffic, Crippling The Metro & Greater MN

Well, there’s always May, right? It looks like another dose of heavy, wet snow is set to blanket much of Minnesota, where residents have been understandably anxious to see any tangible signs of spring weather.

04/18/2013

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The Spring That Wasn’t Has Some (Or Most) Despairing

Jonathan Smith of Concept Landscaping is not going to wait any longer to start working on the lake. On Wednesday, he and his crew were on Spring Park Bay installing a new launch pad in the open water along the shore.

04/18/2013

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H.S. Sports Teams Cope With Frigid Spring

It’s no secret. Many Minnesotans are sick of the long winter season and so are thousands of high school students who’ve had to practice inside and cancel games.

04/17/2013

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Lake Minnetonka Could Face Historically Late Ice-Out

Unseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka’s shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.

04/16/2013

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Dave Lee And Mike Max Share Cold Weather Sports Stories

Mike Max and Dave Lee shared some funny cold weather sports stories from their youth on Friday morning.

04/12/2013

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