A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Stacey Downer was charged with manslaughter in the death of Mercedes Mayfield.
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.
Blowing snow and icy roads are causing hazardous travel conditions in Minnesota as another cold snap moves in. Temperatures will dip into the negative teens and 20s overnight and into Monday, prompting officials to warn state residents to stay inside.
Police in Barron are investigating the death of an elderly woman who apparently left her assisted living facility and died in the cold. Police Chief Byron Miller said in a statement dispatchers received a call about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday from Monroe Manor, an assisted living facility, reporting 76-year-old Juanita Toews had left the building.
Power has been restored to thousands of residents in south Minneapolis who lost service over the weekend. With temperatures below zero degrees, crews are racing to restore service to those who are still in the dark.
The coldest kickoff since the Gophers moved back outside to TCF Bank Stadium was 23-degrees, against Iowa in November of 2010. We’ll be lucky if the high gets that high on Saturday, so fans, and players, are already figuring out how to stay warm for the big game.
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.
The National Weather Service says International Falls reported a low of 30 degrees, a record low for the date. The previous record of 32 degrees was reached three times, most recently in 2009. Crane Lake reported a morning low of 28.
This year’s end of winter could make a yearly problem much worse than normal. Ice dams could go from bad to worse and cost homeowners thousands of dollars.
With this week’s warmer temperatures, we’re starting to see some of the stubborn snow and ice that’s piled up turn to slush.
The cold weather can be really tough on your car, and it can be hard to wade through all the information about the best ways to keep it running well.
Dangerously cold temperatures have settled into northern areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
You might think activity in a small township in northern Minnesota would come to a standstill when the temperature drops to 42 below zero.
Wind chill numbers aren’t what they used to be. On Wednesday in International Falls it was -8 degrees, but the wind made it feel like -27.
As of Sunday evening, almost the entire state is under a wind-chill warning. Monday, we’ll continue to deal with frigid temperatures and a biting wind – a dangerous combination. So, we looked into three things that will keep you safe these next few days.