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New Hybrid Grapes Help Grow Wine Industry In Cold US Regions

The Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.

06/07/2015

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Good Questions: Water Towers, Creaky Cabins, Shivering

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores water towers, creaky houses and shivering.

02/27/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Our Noses Run In The Cold?

Most of Minnesota hasn’t gone above the freezing mark since Feb. 9, so anyone spending time outside might be feeling that drip, drip, drip from the nose. That had Carole from Hibbing wanting to know: Why do our noses run in the cold?

02/26/2015

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Bitter Wind Chills To Start The Week

Wind chill advisories are in effect Monday for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 10 a.m. A few counties in extreme northern Minnesota are even seeing wind chill warnings, with wind chills expected to reach nearly 45 degrees below zero.

02/23/2015

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A Frigid Start To Another Chilly Week

Sunday morning brought clear skies and subzero temperatures to Minnesota, and more arctic cold is on the way.

02/22/2015

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Why Is It So Cold In Embarrass?

The coldest temperature in the lower 48 happened in Embarrass Thursday morning when folks there registered a temperature of 41 below zero.

02/19/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 2-19-15

Amy Klobuchar on the Anti-Terror Summit and how cold was it in CRANE LAKE-Click the link above to head to the Podcast Page!

02/19/2015

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Siberian Air Brings Big Shivers To Minnesota

A week ago, we were wrapping up a six-day stretch of above-average temperatures and some melting. But Wednesday brought a different story and a different season, after officially bottoming out at minus 9 degrees in the morning. And as cold as it is Wednesday, it’s not a record. February has been cold, with way more days below average than above — and Wednesday was the coldest.

02/18/2015

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New Brighton Kids Build Giant Snow Sea Turtle

Some kids in New Brighton have done it again. Austin, Trevor and Connor Bartz have created a giant snow sea turtle.

01/09/2015

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Fort Snelling State Park Hosts Winter Trails Day

Once the wind calms down, and as long as you don’t have to drive, the snow adds a little more beauty to Minnesota this winter. And Fort Snelling State Park is inviting Minnesotans to get out and enjoy it!

01/09/2015

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Bicyclists Not Deterred By Bitter Cold

The wind chill is 25 below zero, but that’s no matter to Becky Sheehan, who works in downtown Minneapolis. She has a bike with spikes and is fully dressed.

01/07/2015

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Mpls. Schools Cancel Classes Ahead Of Wednesday’s Cold

Ahead of Wednesday’s forecasted cold, schools across Minnesota are telling students and parents that classes will be delayed or canceled. Minneapolis Public Schools announced Tuesday that classes and activities are canceled Wednesday.

01/06/2015

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Dangerous Wind Chills On The Way For Minnesota

After Monday’s bitter cold and snow, Minnesota is “enjoying” a slight warm up with high temps above 0 degrees. But that will all change starting Tuesday night.

01/06/2015

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Subzero Temps Make For Rough Start

The bone-chilling cold Minnesotans woke up to Monday had drivers kicking cars that wouldn’t start and parents in the metro bundling kids up for the bus stop.

01/05/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-5-15 John Hines For Dave Lee……

A frigid Monday…click the link above to hear Governor Dayton talk with John Hines.

01/05/2015

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Deep Freeze Doesn’t Keep Minnesotans Cooped Up

It was a little more challenging Monday for people to get through the cold weather and in to work. It was well below zero when Dan Risser left his home for work. He saddled up his bicycle and pedaled through the chill to his job as a short-order cook.

01/05/2015

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Dangerous Cold, Snow As Arctic Air Hovers Over Minnesota

Minnesotans awoke Monday to dangerous subzero temperatures, wind chill values that could cause frostbite in minutes, and a coming winter storm.

01/05/2015

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Frigid Cold Closes Minnesota Ski Area

It’s not unusual for people who love to ski to brave frigid temperatures and hit the slopes. That is, if the slopes are open.

01/04/2015

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Wind Chill Warnings As Extreme Cold Falls On Minnesota

Dangerous arctic cold and strong winds descended upon Minnesota on Sunday morning, creating the possibility of wind chill factors as low as 45 below.

01/04/2015

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Spirit Mountain Closed Sunday Due To Extreme Temps

Spirit Mountain announced they will be closed Sunday due to the extreme temperatures expected. According to Spirit Mountain officials, the Duluth ski destination will be closed on Jan. 4 due to “incoming extremely low temperatures and intense chill factors.”

01/03/2015

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Wind Chill Advisory In Effect Until Noon

A wind chill advisory is in effect Tuesday morning for Minnesota and western Wisconsin as a blast of arctic air descended on the Upper Midwest.

12/30/2014

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Snow Storm Blankets Twin Cities

Winter is back in the Twin Cities after a storm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in parts of the metro area Friday night. Reports show snow totals Saturday morning ranged from 3.6 inches at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to 6 inches in Little Canada. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 100 crashes overnight. A dozen involved injuries. No fatal accidents had been reported.

12/27/2014

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Good Question: How Much Sick Time Do We Take?

It’s the time of year when the sick list can get long. The common cold, the flu and strep throat can leave businesses a bit understaffed. So over the course of the year, how much sick time do we take? The average American worker is given about eight to 10 days of sick leave a year, but most people only take between 3 and 6.

12/04/2014

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Brutal Winters A Boon For Twin Cities’ Skyway Businesses

It is single-digit days like Monday when many folks in the Twin Cities are grateful to live and work in downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. You can chalk it up to the Twin Cities’ famed skyway system — the envy of most cold climate cities.

12/01/2014

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Numbingly Cold November

Ahhh, September 2014; six days spent soaking up 80° highs and 12 days in the 70s. October 2014 followed and offered up plentiful 60° days as well. And then came November.

12/01/2014

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