St. Paul Winter Carnival

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Guide To Visiting Minnesota During The Holidays

From tourist attractions to shopping venues, visitors are sure to find something fun and adventurous in Minnesota to write home about. Check out any of these hot spots for a fun visit to a surprisingly fun state.

11/22/2014

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Crashed Ice Returning To St. Paul

For the fourth year in a row, you can look forward to watching Crashed Ice in downtown St. Paul. The steep race course will again be built between the St. Paul Cathedral and the Xcel Energy Center.

11/12/2014

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St. Paul Ice Castle Allegedly Ruined By Kids With Golf Clubs

A sculpture that took a St. Paul man months to build is now just a pile of ice. Two kids used a golf club to level the sculpture that was in front of Gary Pruitt’s home on Gotzian Street around 4 a.m. Saturday. “I heard kind of crunching and kids voices,” Pruitt said. “When I looked out there were a couple of them whacking at it with a golf club.”

02/17/2014

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St. Paul Saints Bring Some Summer To February

The St. Paul Winter Carnival is wrapping up this weekend, but just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the “boys of summer” can’t be part of it. At least, that’s what the St. Paul Saints were thinking. “Who in the heck in Minnesota is going to play baseball Feb. 1?” asked former Saints player and major leaguer Kevin Millar. Well, that’d be these guys. “I feel like I’m in Lambeau Field,” Millar said. “They had snowblowers in the stands.”

02/01/2014

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Ice-Castle Replicas On Display At St. Paul Winter Carnival

Once again, one of the most popular displays at the St. Paul Winter Carnival is not around this year. But if you want to see ice castles of years past, you’re in luck. Replicas of all the ice castles from past years are on display, built to scale. The builder makes sure they all look exactly the same as when their larger counterparts were built.

01/31/2014

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One Woman Captures History Of St. Paul Winter Carnival

Every year one woman displays her private collection that spans decades. It shows the rich history of this St. Paul tradition. Marlyn DiMartino said she loves the Winter Carnival.

01/30/2014

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Good Question: How Did So Little Snow In Ga. Cause Such A Big Mess?

After two inches of snow fell in parts of Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana on Tuesday, traffic in some places came to a standstill for 24 hours. Thousands of children had to spend the night at school and rescue crews brought food and water to stranded drivers.

01/29/2014

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Vulcans Bring Heat, Fun To St. Paul Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival is in full swing with daily activities downtown St. Paul. We all love the winter carnival, but there are eight guys who love it the most. We are talking about the Vulcans, who have been bringing the heat to the coolest celebration on earth for 77 years.

01/29/2014

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Snow Sculpture, Ice Carving Contest Winners Announced

Artists participating in the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s snow sculpture and ice-carving competitions didn’t have to worry about a shortage of materials this year. The winners were announced over the weekend.

01/27/2014

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Winter Carnival Medallion Found

The St. Paul Winter Carnival medallion has been located. A tweet from the Pioneer Press confirmed this year’s hunt is now officially over, and that the medallion was located in Como Park.

01/27/2014

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Ice Job, Guys! The Winter Carnival Ice Carving Winners

At the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the winners of the multi-block ice carving competition have been announced. Coming in third place is a piece called “Dream Chaser.”It was made by Greg Schmotzer from Hastings and Chris Swarbrick from Hudson Wis., who went home with a $500 prize. In second place is a piece called “Aerial Aquatics.”Chad Peterson and Jerry Sarff from Monticello, along with Eric Rotter from Detroit Lakes, received a $1,000 prize for their creation. And in first place went to a piece called “Fishing to Win.”

01/25/2014

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St. Paul Winter Carnival Crowns Its Royalty

The St. Paul Winter Carnival kicked off Thursday and the royalty for the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” was crowned Friday night.

01/25/2014

People's Choice: "Early Morning Chores" by Jim Krueger, Tim Trost and Jared Trost (St. Paul Winter Carnival)

St. Paul Winter Carnival Off To Chilly Start

It’s a Minnesota tradition and it’s designed for just the kind of weather we’re experiencing this week. The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts Thursday with several events going on at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.

01/23/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

As we get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready too. There’s a sizeable dose of winter entertainment, but also a chance to look forward to spring. Here’s what’s happening this weekend.

01/23/2014

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Hunt For St. Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Begins Sunday

Get ready, medallion hunters, it’s nearly time for the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt. The hunt, a St. Paul tradition since 1952, begins with the first clue this Sunday. The hunt challenges readers to solve daily clues and be the first to find a medallion hidden on public land in Ramsey County.

01/16/2014

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