Spring is one of the few times many of us look forward to chores. From sweeping off the porch to hosing down the deck to cleaning up the dog mess from the entire winter, it’s a rite of passage after a long Minnesota winter.
The persistent snow is delaying the beginning of fieldwork on farms across Minnesota. In its first weekly crop progress and condition report of the season for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week’s heavy snow is one reason why no days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week. Planting of some early crops such as oats usually begins around now.
ne person is dead after a one-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota Thursday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 7:03 a.m. on Highway 254 just north of the city of Frost.
A cold night is expected across the state. In fact, here in the metro, we could get our first hard freeze. For gardeners, this is an especially busy time as they have to get their plants and produce ready for the cold.
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.
Minnesota’s farmers got little fieldwork accomplished this past week as winter continues to resist surrendering to spring.
After a weekend of 80-degree temperatures, it’s hard to believe that Minnesotans may see frost on Tuesday morning.
The sudden cold snap that interrupted Minnesota’s warm spring five weeks ago doesn’t appear to have been as big a disaster for the state’s apple crop as first feared, but it still has left some growers hurting and worried.
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 it seems like this has been a terrible year for allergies, a local allergy specialist said it’s just par for the course.
The coldest air of the season has rolled into town and it’s still technically summer.