Winter Carnival

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia And Mark In Luck, Wis., Day 2

Amelia Santaniello and Mark Rosen are Going To The (Frozen) Lake for day two of their trip to Luck, Wis.

02/13/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Head To Luck, Wis.

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/12/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Not ready for some football this weekend? For all those who are passing up Super Bowl activities and are looking for something to keep busy, check out some of these activities around the Twin Cities. We promise none are football related.

01/29/2015

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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’s Packed With Winter Carnival Events This Weekend

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.

01/23/2015

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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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Finding Minnesota: The Art Of Michael Birawer

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.”

11/16/2014

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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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