Just when you thought we might have turned the corner on winter-like weather comes word of 9 to 14 inches of snow expected in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
On the day before the 2014 Minnesota Legislative session starts, the cold weather is still a hot topic. Like many Minnesotans, some lawmakers are wondering why the road conditions are still so difficult.
The accumulation of heavy snow may have caused the roof of a Ramsey business to collapse early Friday afternoon. According to an employee, workers saw the roof of Pro Power Sports begin to sag, and then they heard rivets pop. All employees were able to escape the building before the roof collapsed, trapping trucks, snowmobiles and other products and equipment.
Parts of southeastern Minnesota have received as much as a foot of snow, causing dozens of school districts to close and prompting others to delay their starts.
Minnesota is in the pathway of a major storm system, with the storm’s center arriving by early Sunday morning.
Sunday’s snow has been great news for a big cross-country ski event in Minneapolis. The City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival will go on with no major changes.
Sunday’s snowstorm brought the most single day snowfall in nearly two years. The big totals made for big smiles on the faces of snow lovers and business owners alike.
Metrodome officials are making sure the heavy snow in downtown Minneapolis doesn’t bring the roof down.