Many people were out and about Saturday, running last-minute errands in preparation to stay at home for a few days. Grocery stores were busy with people stocking up before the winter blast. At Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, cross-country skiers and runners got out and enjoyed the brief stint of warmer temperatures. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation is closing all of its facilities Saturday at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at noon because of the weather.
The track at Canterbury Park is usually reserved for horses, but blanket it in snow and it becomes the perfect venue for horsepower.
The temperatures outside have many of us checking the calendar after we broke records across Minnesota on Thursday. The Twin Cities hit 45 degrees, but it was even warmer out west.