Minnesotans Clean Up After Groundhog Day BlizzardTuesday's heavy snow fall caused the drive to and from work and school to take a lot longer than normal. Even with the slower driving, there were many accidents. The Minnesota State Patrol says at least 475 vehicles wound up in the ditch. Nearly 563 others were involved in a crash, and more than 50 people were hurt.
Mpls. Still Waiting On Colder Weather To Open Rinks; Many Ski Hills Still ClosedTemperatures in Minnesota have begun to fall to winter-like levels, but ice rinks will remain closed in Minneapolis for a least a while longer.
While Mpls. Rinks Won't Be Maintained After Sunday, The Ice Isn't Off LimitsThe outdoor ice skating season officially ends Sunday on the 47 outdoor rinks operated by the Minneapolis Parks Board.
Minneapolis Ice Rinks Closing SundayOutdoor rinks in Minneapolis will be closing Sunday. The Park and Recreation Board says all warming houses and 47 rinks will close. Rink conditions have begun to deteriorate, and prolonged use of the ones sitting on athletic fields can hurt field conditions for spring programs.
Skating Rinks, Ice Castle Set To Welcome 2015With the latest round of subzero temperatures in Minnesota -- along with New Year's promise of at least a few more long months of winter weather -- there is at least one piece of good news. Some ice skating rinks in Minneapolis are set to open this week.
Lace 'Em Up: Ice Rinks To Open In Mpls. ParksAfter a mild December, the recent cold weather has allowed the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board crews to open ice rinks beginning Wednesday.
Some Mpls. Ice Rinks To Open By New YearMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board says there's just one thing keeping them from opening ice rinks in the city -- the weather. City officials say park crews require temperatures at 20 degrees or below non-stop for 10-straight days in order to make ice to open their 47 rinks.
Ice Rinks Grapple With Mandatory, Possibly Spendy SwitchWhen Bantam hockey players step onto the rink at Plymouth Ice Center for a weekend regional tournament, the surface they'll skate on is very real. The ice is silky smooth as slippery to boot. It's in the compressor room at the center where the R-22 refrigerant makes its magic.
Businesses Bitten By Sub-Zero StreakThe cold is keeping people away from what makes winter in Minnesota wonderful. Outdoor ice rinks are free for people to use, but below-zero wind chills are keeping them away. For businesses that count on snow to turn a profit, the string of days below zero has impacted the bottom line.
Ice Rinks Are Back Open In MinneapolisCity officials said Monday that all ice rinks in Minneapolis are back open. That means kids can get back on the ice for skating and hockey as long as they can handle the cold weather.
Mpls. Ice Rinks Close Due To Warm Weather, RainMinneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has temporarily closed all of its outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather conditions.
Ice Rinks Opening In Minneapolis ParksMinneapolis Parks and Recreation crews will begin opening rinks Wednesday.