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.
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.
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.
It is the coldest Thanksgiving in nearly 30 years, but that doesn’t stop Minnesotans from enjoying their Thanksgiving traditions. A group of high school friends spent the morning at Roseville Area High School playing football, a tradition a decade in the making.
Minnesotans woke up to subzero temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, and if the mercury doesn’t make it to the double digits, the day could be one for the record books.
Freezing temperatures and snow have hampered Minnesota farmers as they try to finish the fall harvest. In its final weekly crop report of the season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers in the state had only two days suitable for fieldwork in the week that ended Sunday.
It’s the season of sniffling, especially if you have kids in your home. But if you don’t want to reach for the over-the-counter medications just yet, a Minneapolis business claims it has an alternative solution.
After a warmer than normal September and October, November 2014 delivered a dramatic shift in season and temperature trend.
Residents in western Minnesota woke up Sunday to temperatures below zero, and there isn’t a warm-up forecasted to come any time soon.
Cold, ice and snow complicated practice plans this week for teams in the Minnesota state high school football semifinals. Wintry weather is not the biggest challenge coaches and players at Minneapolis North have faced, and not because their nickname is the Polars.
We’re still two weeks away from stuffing ourselves with turkey, followed by tryptophan-induced naps on the couch, and yet many of us have put away the bicycles for the year. With snow possible from October to April, Minnesotans have one of two choices: bike only half of the year, or learn to ride in the winter months.
Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.
Though the label will only last for two years, the Minnesota Vikings are an outdoor team again. Their winter-weather mettle is about to be tested. The high on Sunday at Chicago has been predicted at 34 degrees, and then the Vikings have three straight games at their temporary home stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
On Monday we got the snow. “I got out of work early just to come home and work some more,” said Rob Adams of Isanti. On Tuesday we got the cold, and it doesn’t plan on leaving us anytime soon. These November temperatures are about 20-degrees below normal. That means extra layers for bikers. “There’s never a bad time to ride, just bad preparation,” said bicyclist Guy Still.
We’re still waiting for our first real glimpse of snow here in the metro Some snow was coming down today farther to our north.