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Winter Carnival

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Wander Minnesota: Winter Carnival Ice Sculptures

Polar vortex or no polar vortex, the St. Paul Winter Carnival is in full spring, and with it, one of my favorite winter spectacles: the ice sculpture contest in Rice Park. This year’s competitors had to deal with some wildly varying weather conditions, including last Sunday’s near-blizzard. But that didn’t stop them from delivering some beautiful pieces.

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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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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Winter Carnival Sled Dog Races Canceled

The St. Paul Winter Carnival Sled Dog Races have been cancelled because of lack of snow.

01/28/2013

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Lack Of Snow Doesn’t Stop Robot Plow Competition

We haven’t had much snow to talk about this winter, but when we get another round of plowable snow…a certain contraption seen at the Winter Carnival might come in handy.

01/26/2013

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New, Rare Orchid Brought To St. Paul Winter Carnival

The St. Paul Winter Carnival had its annual orchid show over the weekend. A grower from Plymouth brought a rare new flower, with a name to match.

01/30/2012

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Winners Of Ice Sculpting Competition Announced

An ice sculpture of Dr. Seuss’ Winter Making Machine earned its makers a $2,000 prize for coming in first place at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, according to carnival planners.

01/29/2012

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St. Paul Winter Carnival Begins

Despite the warmer weather, it’s finally time to celebrate winter. On Thursday, the St. Paul Winter Carnival started.

01/26/2012

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Guide To The St. Paul Winter Carnival

We may be mild-mannered in general, but back in the 1880s, when a snippy New York journalist described St. Paul as “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation,” St. Paul residents weren’t about to let that go unchallenged.

01/21/2012

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Friends, Love Found At Winter Carnival Hunting Group

The 2012 St. Paul Winter Carnival starts next week and that means the countdown is on to the annual Pioneer Press medallion hunt.

01/20/2012

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St. Paul Winter Carnival Buttons Unveiled

The St. Paul Winter Carnival has revealed its annual buttons ahead of the festivities.

12/05/2011

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Curiocity: The Making Of Winter Ice Wine

This winter, the Cannon River Winery unveiled the official wine of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, just in time for its 125th anniversary. Appropriately so, the wine is called “Winter Ice.” And yes, it actually is made with ice.

01/21/2011

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