We’re still two weeks away from stuffing ourselves with turkey, followed by tryptophan-induced naps on the couch, and yet many of us have put away the bicycles for the year. With snow possible from October to April, Minnesotans have one of two choices: bike only half of the year, or learn to ride in the winter months.
Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.
Though the label will only last for two years, the Minnesota Vikings are an outdoor team again. Their winter-weather mettle is about to be tested. The high on Sunday at Chicago has been predicted at 34 degrees, and then the Vikings have three straight games at their temporary home stadium on the University of Minnesota campus.
Old man winter threw a big wrench in not only state playoffs, but also Saturday’s Gopher game at TCF Bank Stadium. While the playing surface is heated, seating areas are not, so all that snow has to be removed one row at a time.
As the season’s first snow storm moved out of the state, there were almost 200 crashes on Minnesota roads. Lt. Eric Roeske of the State Patrol said that of Tuesday evening there were 172 crashes and 140 spin-outs, which injured 30 people and killed two.
No practice snowfall to acclimate us to the shift in weather and wardrobe this season. In a mere two weeks’ time, sandals were replaced with snow boots, as Oct 27 featured high temperatures in the upper 60s and on Monday sidewalks became shrouded in fall snow, demanding more than one ruler to measure in many locations.
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A wallop of winter weather continues to make travel difficult on some Minnesota highways and byways, but air traffic seems to be running more smoothly at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Winter weather has arrived with a bang and ahead of schedule with more than a foot of snow on the ground in some parts of Minnesota. Rush City in Chisago County is buried under 15 inches of fresh snow. Princeton in Isanti County is dealing with 14½ inches and St. Cloud in Stearns County has a foot.
When Everett Diemert woke up, he knew he had quite a manic Monday ahead of him. He works at Hallberg Marine in Wyoming. There were a whole lot of boats that required snow removal. “We are going to have another long winter like last year,” Diemert said.
The sounds of children celebrating the early arrival of a snow day were loud and clear in Elk River Monday. Best friends Kaila Swart and Lexi Patraw were having the time of their lives. “It’s really fun because I get to play with my best friend and do face plants in the snow,” Swart said.
Minnesota drivers were involved in nearly 400 crashes and even more spin-outs Monday as the season’s first snow storm began its march across the state.
The first snowstorm of the season is causing big headaches for travelers and crews Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP Spokesman Pat Hogan says there have been about 175 canceled flights Monday. Hogan says he doesn’t anticipate many more being made because the airlines were aggressive about canceling them ahead of time.
The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.
A driver was arrested after taking a front end loader out onto the streets over the weekend in Chisago County. According to the county sheriff’s office, the driver took the piece of equipment out and was arrested at 1 a.m. Sunday.