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Mystery Safe Found Amid Cottage Grove Snowmelt

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.

03/28/2014

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The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For Guys

It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.

03/28/2014

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Officials Concerned Brewery May Harm Cold Spring Trout Stream

The big demand for craft beers and energy drinks is causing concern in Cold Spring. But these worries have little to do with caffeine or alcohol, it’s the amount of water being used by the company that produces the drinks.

03/24/2014

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Harsh Winter Delaying The Start Of Maple Syrup Season

The official start to spring was last week. But the weather hasn’t felt at all spring-like. And those anticipating the sweet taste of spring will have to wait.

03/24/2014

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As Spring Starts Apostle Islands Ice Caves Could Melt Fast

It’s been an amazing winter for the Apostle Island Ice Caves, but there’s a good reason why they’re closed now. A time lapse of the caves last year shows how nice the ice looks one day but just 24 hours later, most of the ice is gone.

03/22/2014

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Spring’s Here – And We Deserve It!

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.

03/20/2014

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Grilling With Kitchen Window On The First Day Of Spring

The first day of spring is here, and we’re grilling with the experts at Kitchen Window as we wait for warmer temperatures. Doug Huemoeller, the president of Kitchen Window, joined the WCCO This Morning show along with Dan Darvell to grill up some tasty recipes.

03/20/2014

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Last Gasp Of Winter? Spring Is Calling

Residents in parts of eastern Minnesota are dealing with 10 inches of new snow as the winter season officially comes to an end. Seasoned Minnesotans know that just because the first day of spring arrives on the calendar Thursday, winter-like weather is still very much a possibility.

03/19/2014

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It’s Almost Spring In Minn., And It’s Starting To Feel Like It

After 50 below zero days and a top 10 ranking in snow depth this winter, the sound of melting snow Thursday was a much-anticipated sign that spring is near.

03/13/2014

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Wis. Town Uses Explosives On Frozen Creek

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.

03/13/2014

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Fast Warm-Up Leads To Big Pools On MN Roads

The heat is on. WCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that high temperatures in the Twin Cities could top 50 degrees on Monday. On Sunday, temperatures reached into the 40s.

03/10/2014

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Mpls. Public Works Dept. Braces For Spring Flooding

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.

03/08/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Spring Edition

Mike from New Auburn asked: What’s the difference between meteorological spring and “real” spring?

03/07/2014

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With The Arrival Of Spring Could Come Allergies

As spring starts to bloom, so will seasonal allergies. Though everyone’s excited to see warmer temperatures, this time of year can also bring itching, sneezing and congestion to millions of Americans.

03/06/2014

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With Warmer Temperatures Comes Hope For Spring

There is still plenty of snow and ice to go around but this little warm up we’re experiencing has everyone hoping for spring. It’s been a cold and miserable winter. The snow and ice came early and it’s still here.

03/05/2014

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Oldest DQ Opens On Schedule Despite Frigid Temps

Temperatures plunged well below zero for the first few days of March, but that didn’t stop throngs from lining up to buy their first ice cream of the season in Moorhead. The country’s oldest Dairy Queen, in Moorhead, has opened on the first day meteorological spring for decades.

03/03/2014

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Minneapolis Home And Garden Show Offers A Glimpse Of Spring

Minnesotans have one word to describe this winter. Unbelievable. Why? “Because I never thought it would last this long,” Jon Hokanson of Chanhassen said.

03/01/2014

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Minnesotans Embrace Respite From Frigid Winter Weather

When you’ve been through 45 days at or below zero, anything above freezing feels incredible. Temperatures peaked at 44 degrees Tuesday afternoon and the Twin Cities reached the warmest it’s been since Dec. 28.

02/18/2014

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Weather Blog: Time To Think Spring (Flooding)

Allow me, if you will, to speak for just about everyone who has emailed me in the past month: we’re ready for spring! At this point in February, of course, spring isn’t ready for us… but it is time to start thinking about the spring flood season.

02/17/2014

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Corps To Begin Lake Drawdown Ahead Of Spring Melt

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin drawing down water in Lake Traverse near Wheaton, Minn., in preparation for the spring melt in the Red River Valley.

02/16/2014

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Army Corps Of Engineers Foreshadows Minn. Spring

Two signs foreshadowing spring are coming courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps says it plans to start drawing down Lake Traverse on the South Dakota border on Tuesday next week.

02/14/2014

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Good Question: Why Do Temps In The 50s Feel So Cool In The Fall?

There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.

10/16/2013

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Best Summer Salad Recipes

What better way to enjoy nature’s bounty than to combine fresh produce into a beautifully created salad recipe this summer, full of wonderful flavors, scents and nutrients, while helping maintain a well balanced diet.

07/22/2013

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How To Keep Deer Away From Your Garden

Gardeners just can’t seem to get a break this spring. First, it was a late start to the growing season with cool, rainy weather and not a lot of sunshine. And now deer are causing problems.

06/11/2013

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Was That Ice On The Mississippi? In June?

As cold as this spring was, and as chilly as this Thursday feels, it would probably surprise few to learn that a WCCO photojournalist captured what appeared to be a chunk of ice floating down the Mississippi River in June.

06/06/2013

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