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1st Tow Of Season Breaks Through Lake Pepin Ice

The shipping season has opened much later than normal on the Upper Mississippi River, due to thick ice on Lake Pepin.

04/09/2013

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Tall Ike Skates On 4-Foot Tall Stilts, And Does It Well

For many people, balancing on two ice skates is tough enough, but one Minnesota man adds four feet to the challenge — his name is Tall Ike.

04/03/2013

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Why Is The Snow Sticking Around So Long This Month?

We saw our warmest day of the year so far Friday, when the Twin Cities reached a high of 49 degrees.

03/29/2013

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Thin Ice On Hennepin Co. Lakes

While it’s hard not to notice, and enjoy, the fact that temperatures are climbing, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you that the ice is thinning on area lakes.

03/29/2013

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Big Lake Man’s Robot Turns Winter Into Art

Roger Hanson is a man of many trades. He’s worked in construction, engineering, and computer software, and all of those skills came together when he decided to create a massive ice sculpture.

03/22/2013

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1,200-Foot Wheelie Shatters Former Record

Trevor Thenell pulled off a wheelie for 1,200 feet on the ice of Sturgeon Bay. The Wisconsinite did it at 112 miles per hour, shattering the old mark of 256 feet at 108 mph.

03/19/2013

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Target Field Gets Some Spring Training Of Its Own

With exactly two weeks away from the Twins home opener, it looks like anything but baseball season outside.

03/18/2013

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‘Watch For That Ice’: Winter Cyclist After Nasty Spill

Biking in the winter has been no big deal for Peter Hodne, but on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, his luck changed.

03/18/2013

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How To Survive If Your Car Goes Into The Ice

With warmer weather in the forecast this weekend, law enforcement are putting out a reminder of the dangers of thin ice.

03/07/2013

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When Will All This Snow Be Gone?

With this week’s warmer temperatures, we’re starting to see some of the stubborn snow and ice that’s piled up turn to slush.

03/07/2013

Sled Dogs

Iditarod Features MN Musher

The world’s most famous sled dog race is off and running. And this year, Cindy Gallea, from Wykoff, Minn., is among those competing in the Iditarod.

03/02/2013

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Good Question: What Happens When A Car Falls Through Ice?

Andrea Good in Golden Valley, Minn., asked: What happens to cars that fall through? Are they towed out in spring, or do they stay there?

02/15/2013

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Rock Salt Still The Best De-Icer

What’s the best chemical for melting ice on our highways? The Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the question. The findings suggest we’ve been down this road before.

02/07/2013

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DNR: No Ice Is ‘Safe Ice’

It’s been a dangerous winter on Minnesota lakes. On Lake Minnetonka alone, 14 vehicles and one snowmobile have gone through the ice – and three people have died.

02/05/2013

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2 Dead After Car Goes Through Ice On Lake Minnetonka

The two people who were hospitalized after their car fell through the ice Saturday in a channel between Gray’s Bay and Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka have died, according to authorities.

02/03/2013

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Car Falls Through The Ice On Lake Minnetonka’s Gray’s Bay

A car fell through the ice Saturday on Gray’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka, says Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lisa Kiava.

02/02/2013

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City Workers, Residents Prep For Next Freeze

This time of year warm temperatures are welcome.

01/29/2013

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Freezing Rain Leads To Increased Slips, Injuries

Hundreds of people went to area hospitals Tuesday after slipping and falling on icy streets and sidewalks.

01/29/2013

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Coast Guard: Snowmobiler Dies After Falling Into Lake Superior

A 34-year-old man died Saturday after his snowmobile broke through the ice on Lake Superior, sending him into the nearly freezing water for almost an hour, the Coast Guard says.

01/26/2013

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All Systems Go For US Pond Hockey Championships

The eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begins this weekend, and the player with most unpredictable moves ever year is the weather.

01/17/2013

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Minnesota Wild Back On The Ice As Lockout Officially Ends

Minnesota Wild players were on the ice, Sunday, for the start of training camp.

01/13/2013

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Patrol Re-Opens I-94 Between Alexandria, Fergus Falls

Extremely icy conditions had closed a significant section of westbound Interstate 94 Friday night in northwestern Minnesota, the State Patrol said.

01/11/2013

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Mpls. Ice Rinks Close Due To Warm Weather, Rain

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has temporarily closed all of its outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather conditions.

01/11/2013

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Icy Conditions From Freezing Rain, Snow Up North

A mix of ice and freezing rain with spots of snow in some parts of Minnesota is making for a potentially dangerous driving situation.

01/11/2013

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Ice Thick Enough For Big Brainerd Fishing Contest

The ice is thick enough for the 23rd annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office issued organizers an event permit Thursday.

01/11/2013

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