St. Paul Winter Carnival

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Winter Carnival Crowns First Black Queen Of The Snows

The St. Paul Winter Carnival is known for being an over-the-top celebration of all things snow and ice.

This year, it’s also making history by crowning an African-American woman as the Queen of the Snows, 26-year-old Krystle Igbo-Ogbonna.

01/28/2015

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‘Red Bull Crashed Ice’ Sets Attendance Record In St. Paul

The 129th St. Paul Winter Carnival is in full swing this weekend. Most carnival events will take place in downtown St. Paul, in and around Rice Park and the Landmark Center, but some are taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

01/24/2015

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Autonomous Snowplow Competition Wows Winter Carnival

Most Minnesotans know that during the winter months, sooner or later, they’ll have to bust out those shovels and plows. But what if there was a way to remove the snow without any of the physical labor?

01/24/2015

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St. Paul Hosts Saintly City Championship Cat Show

Cat people rejoice! St. Paul is hosting the Saintly City Championships Cat Show Saturday. Nearly 200 feline friends, and their breeders, will be competing as part of the Cat Fancier’s Association.

01/24/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 1-23-15 The Morning News-DAVE LEE

A Friday fun day on the WCCO Morning News-Click the link above to listen.

01/23/2015

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WCCO Gets A Behind The Scenes Look At Red Bull Crashed Ice

With the St. Paul Winter Carnival kicking off, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the winter weather this weekend. That includes one big event that’s back for another round – Red Bull Crashed Ice.

01/23/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s a big weekend as the St. Paul Winter Carnival opens up, complete with Crashed Ice and a snow sculpture competition. But for those looking to avoid the crowds, there are plenty of other things to enjoy.

01/22/2015

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Large Crowds Expected In St. Paul Saturday For Several Events

If you’re going to be in St. Paul Saturday, you might want to plan ahead as it’s expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year in the city.

01/20/2015

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Mike And Natalie Stomp Snow For The Winter Carnival

Preparations for the St. Paul Winter Carnival are well underway. Crews are out at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saturday prepping snow for the snow sculpture competition next weekend.

01/17/2015

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Crews Prep For Winter Carnival With Snow Stomping

It’s almost time for the St. Paul Winter Carnival! There’s still a lot of prep to do before the carnival begins, and crews working Saturday to get things ready. Their first task is to prep for the snow sculpture competition.

01/17/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee———–John Hines 1-8-15

Congrats to the new KLONDIKE KATE who talked with John Hines this morning. Click the link above to listen back to the interview.

01/08/2015

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2015’s Klondike Kate Crowned

The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts two weeks from Thursday and we now know who will be the new “Mistress of Fun.” Shelley Brown from Inver Grove Heights was crowned “Klondike Kate” for this year’s St. Paul Winter Carnival.

01/08/2015

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Royal Courtyard Returns To St. Paul Winter Carnival

A winter tradition is making a comeback after more than a decade! Organizers of this year’s St. Paul Winter Carnival say they will be bringing back the Royal Courtyard in Rice Park, according to the Pioneer Press.

12/27/2014

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St. Paul Winter Carnival Releases Annual Buttons

In less than a month the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” returns to St. Paul. The St. Paul Winter Carnival revealed its annual buttons ahead of the festivities.

11/29/2014

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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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