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?
From ice carvings to Crashed Ice and icy-cold beer, winter fun is in full swing this weekend in St. Paul. And even better, most events are free. Red Bull’s Crashed Ice has skated into town for the fourth-consecutive year. As many 100,000 people will pack into the hillside in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul.
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.
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.
We all have different perceptions of how a place looks and feels. Through the whimsical art of Michael Birawer, Minnesota has a decidedly fun look and feel. “Our eyes are more used to seeing things in 90-degree angles and straight lines,” Birawer said. “What I want to offer is just another perspective of that, another impression of how we look at things.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival Sled Dog Races have been cancelled because of lack of snow.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the warmer weather, it’s finally time to celebrate winter. On Thursday, the St. Paul Winter Carnival started.
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.