Two seconds is all it took for one Twin Cities family to have the scare of their life. Three weeks ago, 20-month-old Nathan Stoll fell three stories from his apartment window to the cement sidewalk below. He’s still recovering, and his parents are sharing his story with the hope of keeping other children safe.
Pretty soon Minnesota will be abundant with fall colors. And now, one Minnesota town has just been named one of the best places in the country to see them. Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Stillwater, Minn. as the number three best town to see fall colors.
Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.
There’s just one more week until kickoff for the regular NFL season. While many people eagerly await the beginning of the football, filling out fantasy brackets and betting on new players, there is a subset of Americans who don’t particularly enjoy the sport. So for those that aren’t avid fans of the pigskin, here are five things to look forward to during football season.
Rangers rescued a 60-year-old Minnesota man who apparently had fallen while attempting to summit a 13,770-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. The National Park Service says Steve Markusen, of Minneapolis, was rescued Friday morning.
Following its addition of “Thursday Night Football,” CBS is shaking things up this upcoming fall with a multi-phase rollout.
The community plans to rally around a Minneapolis toddler whose survival has been nothing short of a “miracle.”
A young boy is in the hospital after falling out of a second story window in Waconia Sunday. A neighbor says the boy was playing on the couch and pushed out the window screen, falling to the ground below.
A scramble began Monday among four Republicans angling to be Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall opponent as the GOP headed for its first competitive gubernatorial primary in two decades. Party leaders are hopeful the 10-week race doesn’t turn nasty and hobble the eventual nominee. What the voter pool looks like come August is anyone’s guess.
In the arms of his mother, sitting on the living room floor watching cartoons, 15-month-old Musa Dayib is very much a ‘miracle child.’ It was the evening of May 11, Mother’s Day, when Musa toddled over to an eleventh floor balcony at the family’s Riverside apartment complex. He got onto the concrete balcony through a sliding door that his sister had opened.
The Minneapolis toddler who got national attention after falling eleven stories from an apartment building, and surviving, is back home with his family. It was on Mother’s Day, May 11, at the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis when 15-month-old Musa Dayib slipped through a 5.5 inch slit on the family’s balcony.
Every fall, we have to do something with the leaves that cover our yards. That’s so the grass can freeze, we prevent snow mold and make sure little critters can’t destroy our lawns.
According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.
It looks like we will take our first trip below freezing Monday night in Minneapolis. Last year we accomplished that feat on Oct. 7, when we bottomed out at 28 degrees. We are behind schedule, and I’m sure allergy sufferers will rejoice as we spend the next few nights below freezing, killing most vegetation that messes with our noses.
Fall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.