New Year’s Day
How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?
It was half a year ago Tuesday when a fire erupted through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was early New Year’s Day morning when an apartment building exploded into flames. Three lost their lives six months ago, but for others that day was only the beginning of the pain.
The community came together Friday night to help piece together the lives torn apart by a devastating apartment fire.
It’s likely to be a long road ahead for the victims of that deadly fire on Cedar Avenue New Year’s Day. Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center says they have three patients still in critical condition.
Police say the driver found dead in a car that plunged down an embankment and broke through the ice on a La Crosse creek was a student at Winona State University.
It may have been cold, but it was still a good morning for many to take a swim, as Minnesotans took part in the 24th ALARC Ice Dive. The annual New Year’s Day tradition took place at Lake Minnetonka, where morning temperatures were below zero degrees.
Are these people courageous or nuts? Listen to Dave Lee and Bill Wenmark by clicking the link.
If you’ve never done a polar bear plunge before, this New Year’s Day might not be the best day to start. Temperatures are expected to be in the low single digits Wednesday across much of Wisconsin and Minnesota. That’s about 25 degrees colder than usual.
Three men were sentenced Friday for their roles in a murder of a couple on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011. David John Martin, 46, of Columbia Heights, was sentenced to 160 months in prison on one count of robbery. Kevin John Needham, 21, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 90 months in prison on one count of robbery. Terin Rene Stately, 25, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting robbery.
A Blaine man is charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly touching an 8-year-old on New Year’s Day after slipping something into the child’s juice box, court documents filed say.
Parts of downtown Duluth looked more like a river instead of city streets overnight.
Tuesday’s cold weather didn’t stop a bunch of neighbors from jumping in their lake near Faribault, as part of a fundraiser to clean up Circle Lake, getting rid of carp and weeds.
Some aren’t so much ringing in the New Year as they are wheeling in the New Year. Instead of running a race outside, they’re riding their motorcycles in a fun event.
We want to wish you a Happy New Year. Despite it being the first day of 2013 there won’t a whole lot open today as it is considered a holiday.
If you’re looking for something different to do on New Year’s Day, there’s always the option of chilling your bones at the annual ice dive in Lake Minnetonka.