The cold is keeping people away from what makes winter in Minnesota wonderful. Outdoor ice rinks are free for people to use, but below-zero wind chills are keeping them away. For businesses that count on snow to turn a profit, the string of days below zero has impacted the bottom line.
It’s hard enough for fire crews to battle a fire, just imagine doing it in sub-zero temperatures. The fire chief called conditions at the Cedar Avenue apartment fire in Minneapolis, “brutal.”