The winter of 2013-14 has seemed to be never ending and many Minnesotans are at their breaking point. It’s been a long one,” University of Minnesota dentistry student Nate Vanlaecken said. Vanlaecken is sick and tired of looking out at his neighbor’s lawns and seeing nothing but grass.
The snow should be melting this weekend. You can always find weird stuff that was picked up by a plow or shoveled up and dumped somewhere else. And that’s exactly the case in Cottage Grove, where police told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that they found the safe in a partially-melted snowbank.
Spring is officially here, and it couldn’t come soon enough for many Minnesotans. After this winter, most of us are all hoping the worst is behind us. Since December, 61 inches of snow have fallen in the Twin Cities, and we’ve bundled up for 50 days with below-zero temperatures.
A winter storm centered in central Nebraska is expected to cause some significant snowfall in Minnesota by early Wednesday morning.
One Wisconsin town among the many dealing with frozen waterways and clogged drains because melted snow has no place to go has tried an explosive new approach: blowing up a creek. Town of Onalaska officials hired a blaster to stick several hundred sticks of plastic explosives in the frozen Sand Lake Coulee Creek and blow it up on Friday.
As we move towards spring, the upcoming melt poses a flooding risk where you wouldn’t expect it. Alleys and intersections in Minneapolis could be the trouble spots if there’s a rapid warm up. Fifty-seven inches of snow and ice cover most of the city’s 50,000 storm drains, leaving nowhere for the water to go.
With all the snow we’ve had this winter – and the cold temperatures that have kept it around — it’s possible we could see flooding in parts of the state.
Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to continue a steady recovery this year, courtesy of widespread ice cover that is slowing evaporation and snowfall that has approached record amounts in some cities, federal experts said Wednesday.
Parts of southern Minnesota are dealing with more than 10 inches of new snow. The deep spot is Mapleton in Blue Earth County where 10 1/2 inches had fallen by Wednesday morning. St. James in Watonwan County has 9 1/2 inches of fresh snow.
The Twin Cities have already implemented winter parking restrictions due to this season’s combo of relentless snow and persistent, frigid cold, and now parking restrictions are coming to the western suburbs.
Many of us would say this winter has been one of the worst ever, but one group in Minnesota disagrees. The snow, the ice and the windy conditions have been perfect for snowkiters. And this past weekend more than 100 got to come together on Lake Mille Lacs for the 10th annual Kite Crossing.
With snow in the forecast and temperatures still hovering around zero degrees, Minnesotans are in need of some cheering up. Well, the Minnesota Twins are here to offer it. Baseball season is less than a month away, and the Twins home opener is April 7.
This bitter winter is affecting all parts of life — even death. State officials said Minnesota cemeteries are struggling with cold and snow, and that has made performing proper burials more difficult.
If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.
Minnesotans have one word to describe this winter. Unbelievable. Why? “Because I never thought it would last this long,” Jon Hokanson of Chanhassen said.