As sleet came down in the metro Sunday afternoon, road crews prepared for what could be a messy Monday commute. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, temperature is key because it’s expected to hover overnight between 30 and 35 degrees — right around freezing.
A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest.
Steve Bomstad was on high alert this past winter. As the water supervisor in the city of Atwater, in west central Minnesota, he had his share of anxious nights — on winter’s most bitterly cold days.
Officials in a northern Minnesota city are telling residents to keep their water running until April if the temperature of the water coming out of the faucet is close to freezing.
An early morning fire has destroyed a house in St. Paul, Minn. The homeowners were on vacation in Florida at the time. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
A cold snap that that National Weather Service is calling “historic and dangerous” has arrived in Minnesota. Temperatures were down to 8 degrees below zero in the Twin Cities area around midmorning Sunday, with wind chills in the mid to high 20 degrees below zero.
Even for Minnesota, it’s going to get cold next week. “Yep, we’re talking about overnight lows around 19 below, 17 below,” said WCCO-TV chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer.
A blast of bitter cold will keep Minnesotans chilled going into the new year. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for central and northeastern Minnesota through Tuesday morning.
Minnesota’s state House has backed a higher education financing package that architects say will freeze undergraduate tuition at public colleges for two years.
This time of year warm temperatures are welcome.
There is a season for everything, and sometimes those seasons all happen on the same day in Minnesota.
Some Minnesota college students might get a break on their next tuition bill, but there’s a big catch. The University of Minnesota’s President wants the state to pitch in more money.
No needles, no recovery time and no more muffin top. These are the claims behind the newest weight-loss procedure to hit your dermatologist’s office.
Sub-freezing temperatures have caused anxiety among apple growers.
The sun is shining, the trees are blooming. It’s the kind of day most Minnesotans dream about — everybody except people like Mike Dekarski, general manager at Apple Jack Orchards in Delano.
If the 70 degree temperatures we’ll experience later this week aren’t enough, there’s another big reason to cheer our warm weather: It’s already helped a lot when it comes to potholes.
Last week’s early frost and freeze in some pockets of the northern Plains halted the growing season of an already immature soybean crop, but farmers say the damage does not appear to be widespread.
While a deep freeze has ended the growing season across parts of Minnesota, agricultural officials say they’re still trying to determine how deeply it will hurt corn and soybean yields.
If you didn’t cover them up or move them inside, your flowers or sensitive veggies could be history.