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Ready Or Not – Winter’s Here In Full Force

Some Minnesotans say “bring on the winter.” They want the snow, the sports and the ice. But others say “It’s not even Christmas. Can’t this all wait?” Bryn Mawr-resident John Padgett is definitely a Christmas guy. The lights go up early in his yard display, a 15-year tradition. “I usually start the first week of November to be done by Thanksgiving,” Padgett said. “And they’ll probably be up until I can get them unfrozen from the ground.”

12/06/2013

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Good Question: How Does Salt Melt Ice?

Among our weapons to fight winter is an ingredient that’s also on our kitchen table. Salt gets rid of the slick spots on our driveways and sidewalks. But how does salt melt ice? Good Question.

12/04/2013

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Minn. DNR Warns Of Thin Ice On Lakes With Aerators

As Minnesota’s lakes start to freeze, safety officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be cautious when venturing out onto any lake that’s covered or partially covered with ice, especially those with aeration systems.

12/03/2013

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Man In Critical Condition After Falling Through Ice

An ice fisherman is in critical condition after falling through thin ice.

11/15/2013

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Good Question: How Do Zambonis Work?

The Minnesota Wild has a brand new Zamboni – it’s first new ice resurfacer in 14 years. It’ll be a few weeks before the 8,620 pound machine is in “game shape,” but that had us wondering: how do Zambonis work?

11/12/2013

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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Ice Dams

You may not even want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we could see our first frost by this weekend.

10/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Hailstones Different Sizes?

Many of you ended up with dents in your cars and roofs from all of the hail that came down last night. Reports ranged from hail the size of a pea to the size of a tennis ball.

08/07/2013

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Was That Ice On The Mississippi? In June?

As cold as this spring was, and as chilly as this Thursday feels, it would probably surprise few to learn that a WCCO photojournalist captured what appeared to be a chunk of ice floating down the Mississippi River in June.

06/06/2013

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An Ice Blob

Residents around Lake Mille Lacs saw the ice from the lake encroach on their property in a very ominous manner

05/13/2013

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High Winds Create ‘Ice Tsunami’ On Mille Lacs Lake

Strong, northwesterly winds have pushed the ice from Lake Mille Lacs on to land, damaging several homes in the process. The southeastern shoreline of Mille Lacs has been hit the hardest, with locals referring to it as an “ice tsunami.”

05/11/2013

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Conditions Of Boat Launches Across Minn. Vary

With the fishing opener approaching Saturday, the conditions of boat launches across the state are a mixed bag.

05/05/2013

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Crews Search Lake For Trevino, Nothing Found

In their first search since the ice thawed, authorities sent a single boat out on Keller Lake Tuesday to search for the body of a missing woman.

04/30/2013

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Minn.’s Voyageurs Park Trails Close For Season

Here’s a sign of hope for Minnesotans tired of winter. All trails in Voyageurs National Park in far northern Minnesota have closed for the season because of warm weather.

04/23/2013

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Spring Storm Brings Snow And Ice To Dakotas

Officials closed Interstate 94 across most of North Dakota on Sunday as a spring storm carrying heavy snow and high winds spread across the state.

04/14/2013

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Dayton, Klobuchar And Others Survey Storm Damage

Gov. Mark Dayton and a trio of federal elected officials are heading to areas of southern Minnesota where a spring snow and ice storm hit the hardest.

04/13/2013

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