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Memorial Service Held For Teen Who Died After Fleeing Party

Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember 18-year-old Michael Anyasike who died last week after running from a party at a farmhouse in Madison, Minn. Anyasike’s mother said he likely froze to death because temperatures were in the low twenties. Anyasike played football for Dawson-Boyd High School.

03/15/2014

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Minnesota Cemeteries Struggling With Cold, Snow

This bitter winter is affecting all parts of life — even death. State officials said Minnesota cemeteries are struggling with cold and snow, and that has made performing proper burials more difficult.

03/03/2014

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Lake Calhoun Polar Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics Minnesota

If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.

03/01/2014

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Minneapolis Home And Garden Show Offers A Glimpse Of Spring

Minnesotans have one word to describe this winter. Unbelievable. Why? “Because I never thought it would last this long,” Jon Hokanson of Chanhassen said.

03/01/2014

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2-26-14 Minnesota Winter…Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Minnesota….Glass Half Full or Glass Half Empty? Dave had some fun this morning getting listeners to chime in about what is actually good about this winter. Here’s a few examples…do you have more to share?

02/26/2014

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Good Question: Has This January Been Worse Than Most?

This January, several Minnesota schools closed schools five times due to extreme wind chills. The average temperature has hovered around 10 degrees and it has snowed 22.6 inches. But how that does compared with Januaries past?

01/30/2014

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In Case You Were Curious, This Is How Bugs Survive The Cold

Since insects don’t have the luxury of giant furry hats, scarves or mittens, they get creative to withstand the cold. While not all insects can tolerate the subzero temps, most have strategies to survive.

01/28/2014

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Death Of Motorist, Now Identified, May Be Cold-Related

The death of a motorist whose car got stuck in the snow in McLeod County may be weather related. The sheriff’s department says it received a report Monday of a man who had been missing since Sunday night.

01/28/2014

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Steps Being Taken To Help Ease Propane Shortage

Tight supplies of propane and bitter temperatures across much of the nation are putting the squeeze on a number of rural communities. That’s because rural residents rely on propane fuel to heat their homes and businesses. But a severe shortage of propane is forcing the price of LP to skyrocket.

01/27/2014

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St. Paul Schools Monitor Frigid Bus Stops For Students

Many school districts across the state canceled classes because of the extreme cold, which meant getting the word out to families, so they could make arrangements. But still, school officials know that sometimes not everyone gets the message.

01/27/2014

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Brutal Cold Returns To Midwest For Extended Stay

An unusual weather pattern driving bitterly cold air from the Arctic Circle south across a huge swath of the Midwest is expected to send temperatures plummeting Monday from Minneapolis to Louisville, Ky., the latest punch from a winter that is in some areas shaping up as one of the coldest on record.

01/26/2014

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Forecast Cold Already Leading To School Closures

Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.

01/24/2014

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Good Question: Will Recent School Closures Cut Into Summer Vacation?

In his twelve years as superintendent at Minnetonka Public Schools, Dr. Dennis Peterson has called off school three, maybe four times. Each time it was for snow, not cold.

01/23/2014

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Frigid Cold Cancels Classes In Twin Cities & Beyond

Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.

01/22/2014

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Anoka-Hennepin Cancels School, Activities For Thursday

With the return of bitterly cold temperatures and brutal wind chills, Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced they are canceling classes for Thursday.

01/22/2014

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