Gloves Or Mittens: Which Keeps You Warmer?Nobody wants frozen fingers or frostbite this time of year. So we tackled the tough question: Are gloves warmer than mittens? The answer we got wasn't exactly cut and dry. At the REI in Roseville, you can find a good pair of gloves or mittens anywhere from $30 all the way up to $275.
Man's Brush With Frostbite Serves As A Warning For OthersBitter cold weather means hospitals are expecting to see more cases of frostbite. Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center said he has about current patients with severe frostbite.
Lows Plunge To Nearly 30 Below In Northern MinnesotaThe deep freeze is on in Minnesota.
Guy On A Bike: Dressing for Winter CyclingThis marks my fourth consecutive winter of cycling to work at WCCO-TV. With some preparation, and a lot of luck, I've ridden to work every single weekday in that timeframe. Over that span, of more than 1,000 days, the temperatures have varied by more than 120 degrees! (On January 6 of this year I rode in minus 22 F, while the mercury peaked at 102 F on July 6, 2012.) Needless to say, I truly live by the old motto that there are no bad days to ride, just bad preparation.
UMD Student Who Suffered Frostbite Gets New HandA University of Minnesota-Duluth student who suffered severe frostbite is getting a new hand. Alyssa Lommel tweeted a photo Monday night of her fitting.
Teen: Teachers Made Me Stand Outside In Wet Bathing Suit, Barefoot A ninth-grader says she has frostbite after standing outside for 10 minutes in a wet bathing suit during a fire alarm.
U Of M-Duluth Student With Severe Frostbite Heads HomeThe University of Minnesota-Duluth student found unconscious in extreme cold temperatures is now recovering at home, according to her CaringBridge page.
Snowmobiler Talks Getting Stranded, Spending Night In Frigid Cold Snowmobiling is a way of life for the Jenney family of Albertville, and the family cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula near White Pine is the perfect setting for winter recreation. Snowfall in that part of the country comes early and often, providing for wonderful trail riding.
Teen With Severe Frostbite Recovers After SurgeryThe mother of a University of Minnesota Duluth student who nearly froze to death last month says her daughter is recovering from surgery on her frostbitten feet. Teri Lommel writes that her daughter, Alyssa, lost only the tips of her toes on one foot, which should help with balance and walking and the other foot was amputated just below the ball of the foot.
Frostbite Cases Mount As Dangerous Cold ContinuesSchools canceled classes for a second day as dangerous arctic air kept an icy grip on Minnesota where at least one hospital saw a record number of frostbite cases. At Regions Hospital in St. Paul, 14 people were treated for frostbite and eight patients suffered from hypothermia in the last two days.
Dayton: Districts Decide If Schools Close TuesdayGovernor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he's allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Frostbite Expert Offers Tips For Dealing With 'Polar Vortex'On a brutal day in Minnesota, our temperature is similar to Antarctica, or the peak of Mount Everest.