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After Deep Freeze, Minnesotans Will Get A Taste Of Spring

After a week of arctic chills, warm air will wash over Minnesota and snow will be melting by the weekend.

01/13/2015

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Cement Shortage Causes Construction Headaches

Less than a year after the state struggled through a severe propane shortage, another vital commodity is in short supply.

10/24/2014

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5 Easy Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Party Worthy Space

Let your creativity soar with some fun ideas for your next backyard barbecue. Here are five easy crafts that will make the most of any backyard party.

06/01/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: Apple, Ramp & Brie Toast

Yes, spring weather is coming to us slowly and while there are days when I wonder if I’ll ever be able to break out my tank tops, one thing is for sure — spring produce is here. The cycle is starting. We can start eating locally, even if it’s minimal at first.

05/14/2014

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With This Weather, Scheduling Spring Sports Is No Easy Task

It felt a bit like March out there Tuesday, not May. But for some high school sports teams, it was good enough. Just like last year, it has been a challenging spring to try and get baseball and softball games in. Snow in April and a rainy May have some schools working overtime to get a season in.

05/13/2014

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Harriet Tap Room, Food Trucks Host ‘Spring Spread’

No one’s more hungry for warm weather than the people who cook and serve from food trucks. On Saturday, a group got together to kick off the season. Sixteen trucks pulled up to Harriet Tap Room and opened their windows for the “Spring Spread.”

05/10/2014

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St. Paul Hotel Floral Expert Offers Up Gardening Tips

The gorgeous English garden at the St. Paul Hotel is one of the most popular in the state, and this year it celebrates a milestone 20th anniversary. WCCO’s Edward Moody decided to ask their full-time horticulturalist Sarah Orvik how the rest of us can get our gardening started.

04/30/2014

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Weather Blog: Misery Loves Company

There’s a lot that you can say about this winter. Some of the words are even fit for print. While it’s undeniable that many of us have had our fill of the cold, spring-winter (I call it “Sprinter”) has been a boon for at least some industries across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

04/29/2014

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Kick Off Golf Season With E.S.P.’s Spring Golf Guide

The arrival of golf season allows us once again to hit the links with some friends, get some exercise and take in the sunshine. To help get things started, E.S.P. presents their spring golf guide.

04/24/2014

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Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers Markets

A sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you’ll be able to do something new — taste test the merchandise.

04/23/2014

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Community Helps Clean Up High School Baseball Field

More than 50 people volunteered Saturday morning to help clean up the baseball field at Roseville Area High School. It was in such bad shape after the winter that the school considered not having any games played there.

04/19/2014

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House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate Rush

Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

04/16/2014

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Bait Shops Worried About A Repeat Of Last Spring

Another winter storm would be the last thing the state’s fishing industry needs. Many bait shops and resort owners say business was down this winter because it was simply too cold to be on the ice.

04/15/2014

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Cold Weather Dampens Spring Fun At Golf Courses

For Minnesota’s struggling golf industry, spring can’t come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.

04/15/2014

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Good Question: Why Is It So Windy In The Spring?

When running around Lake Calhoun Monday, Brad Homan of St. Paul, Minn. had hoped for a break from the wind, but the air on both sides of the lake hit him right in the face.

04/14/2014

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Allergy Season Could Come Fast, Strong

The start of allergy season may have been delayed this year by wet weather and cold temperatures, but now with spring here experts expect a burst of pollen. The biggest culprits this time of year are trees, grasses and mold.

04/14/2014

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Naps & Handstands Outside: Things We Do When It’s 70 Degrees

It finally happened. On Wednesday, some parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin got above 70 degrees. And true to form, many people didn’t waste a minute of the warmth.

04/09/2014

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Twins Blog: Home Opener

Some folks, especially those from out of state, do not understand how Minnesota can go from a winter storm warning to a beautiful baseball opener in a matter of days. And as we sit and […]

04/09/2014

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Good Question: When Should We Start Yard Work This Spring?

Spring is one of the few times many of us look forward to chores. From sweeping off the porch to hosing down the deck to cleaning up the dog mess from the entire winter, it’s a rite of passage after a long Minnesota winter.

04/07/2014

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Twins Fans Enjoy Spring Weather At Home Opener

After a very long winter Twins fans finally got to enjoy some outdoor baseball, and some sun. It was 60 degrees and sunny during first pitch at Monday’s home opener at Target Field. A lot of fans were wearing t-shirts, shorts and shades.

04/07/2014

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Spring Sports Falling Behind — Again — Due To Cold & Snow

The spring sports season should have started already, but with the cold and now snow on the way, spring sports are once again falling behind.

04/03/2014

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April Snowstorm Could Be A Record Breaker

A snowstorm of record-breaking proportions is predicted to mess up the Friday morning commute in the Twin Cities. Forecasters say a mix of precipitation is expected to turn over to heavy snow after midnight Thursday and leave as much as a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by midmorning.

04/03/2014

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Minnesotans Still Feeling Effects Of Record Winter

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.

03/31/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy A Taste Of Spring

For folks taking a stroll along Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, there was a spring in their step. “We’re super excited for summer. Everybody is going to be in such a better mood,” Katelyn Johnson, from Hugo, said. “I think everyone’s rage level is just way down,” Kurt Christensen, from St. Paul, said.

03/29/2014

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Allergy Season Begins Along With Spring

Spring is on it’s way and so is allergy season, and with all the snow Minnesota has had this year there could be another factor causing stuffy noses. The large amount of snow that built p this year can lead to something called, “snow mold.” It’s something that causes stuffy noses, headaches and sore throats for a lot of people.

03/29/2014

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