When getting to the gym can be a challenge in itself this winter, members of the LA Fitness in Roseville have had more serious problems to deal with.
The University of Minnesota is going smoke free. Students already are not allowed to smoke inside buildings on campus. But starting in July, the ban will extend outdoors.
While a lot of high school juniors and seniors are worried about finding a prom date, 13 Minnehaha Academy students are on a different mission: sending a NASA-approved experiment to space.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is out with its snow plow trucks trying to clear the roads of snow and ice, but the department says things are improving.
Several viewers have been asking why the roads hit by the snow storm in Wisconsin seemed to be in better condition than those in Minnesota. “As soon as we hit the bridge, it was wet,” Kristine Glenna said about her drive from Woodbury to Hudson. “We keep being told that it’s too cold for chemicals to work, and it’s going to be like this for several days, but obviously something’s working in Wisconsin.”
From side streets to major highways, it was slow going throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota no matter where you were headed on Friday. Many drivers struggled even getting onto the roads as they had to dig their cars out of the snow that fell overnight.
A baby boy is safe at home Tuesday after surviving a run-in with a train. Anja Bochenski’s 15-month-old son, Henry, was in the back seat when a northbound Northstar train crossing Proctor Avenue and Highway 10 in Elk River struck the car’s passenger side around 7 a.m. Monday.
A sculpture that took a St. Paul man months to build is now just a pile of ice. Two kids used a golf club to level the sculpture that was in front of Gary Pruitt’s home on Gotzian Street around 4 a.m. Saturday. “I heard kind of crunching and kids voices,” Pruitt said. “When I looked out there were a couple of them whacking at it with a golf club.”
Friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Maple Grove Arboretum Saturday night to remember the two people killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 212 last week. Police shot and killed 36-year-old Matthew Serbus of Brooklyn Center and 34-year-old Dawn Pfister of Delavan, Wis. Their deaths followed a chase with police though Eden Prairie on Highway 212 on Feb. 7. “It’s just really shocking,” said Serbus’ friend Sarah Higgins. “You never think that’s going to happen to someone you know.”
The news story provoked national outrage as school children in Utah had their lunches tossed in the garbage because they didn’t have enough money to pay for them. But it turns out something similar is happening in Minnesota, as well.
The parents of a paramedic who was critically injured in a head-on collision involving an ambulance say their son is improving.
As the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. “I did come a little closer to not being here than I’d probably ever want to,” Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.
Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it’s also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.
Since insects don’t have the luxury of giant furry hats, scarves or mittens, they get creative to withstand the cold. While not all insects can tolerate the subzero temps, most have strategies to survive.
On Sunday, sports fans will be huddling around a big screen TV to watch the Super Bowl, which could help explain the surge in TV sales this week. The National Retail Federation said around 7.7 million TVs are sold in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, the most popular being 50 inches or bigger.