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Interstate 35 Reopened In Northern Iowa As Driving Conditions ImproveIowa authorities say Interstate 35 has been reopened in both directions between Ames and Clear Lake, a stretch of more than 80 miles.
Roads Back Open In SW Minnesota As Blizzard SubsidesRoads are reopening in southwestern Minnesota as strong winds gradually subside. Part of Interstate 90 and several other highways were closed Monday as wind gusts created whiteout conditions in the southwest part of the state.
Current School Closings: Wednesday, Feb. 3Here is the list of closings and delays as reported Wednesday morning.
Classes Canceled, Snow Emergencies Declared In Twin CitiesSome students have the day off in Minnesota as a powerful storm approaches the state. The storm is expected to bring blizzard-like conditions to far southern Minnesota through Tuesday night. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph could cause whiteout conditions.
Organizers Say Ice Should Hold For U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsOrganizers of this week's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis say the ice should be fine, even though daytime temperatures are expected to remain above freezing from the time the tournament starts on Friday until the five division champions are crowned and the coveted Golden Shovel is handed out on Sunday.
Temperatures Creep Above Zero In Twin CitiesThe temperature has crawled above zero degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The National Weather Service says the airport hit the zero mark around 2 p.m. on Monday, ending around 46 consecutive hours of subzero temperatures since 4 p.m. Saturday.
Bitter Cold Snap Tough On Cars, Good For MechanicsThe bitter blast is wreaking havoc on Minnesotans and their vehicles. Auto shops are busy with things from basic maintenance to frozen batteries. Mechanics at Bobby and Steve's in Minneapolis said the extreme cold has them working 10 hour shifts, and the wait time to get something as simple as an oil change is five hours.
Coldest Air Of The Season Set To Ruin Your WeekendDid the comparatively warm air of the last few days lull you into a false sense of security? Well change your plans, bundle up, and hunker down. The coldest temperatures of the season so far are set to arrive this weekend in Minnesota.
Beargrease To Start In Two Harbors Over Duluth's Lack Of SnowA lack of snow in Duluth means the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start outside Two Harbors for the second year in a row. Organizers say the race up the North Shore of Lake Superior and back will begin Sunday, Jan. 31.
Tips For Staying Warm At The Vikings GameThe Minnesota Vikings are in the playoffs on Sunday and it's going to be cold. The wind chill at gametime is expected to be around 20 below zero. The last outdoor playoff game in Minnesota was at Met Stadium on Dec. 26, 1976 for the NFC title.
It's Been One Of The Warmest Minnesota Decembers EverThe start of the new year marks the end of one of our warmest Decembers ever. Temperatures this month have been nearly 15 degrees above average, as WCCO's Kylie Bearse reported earlier Thursday.
On Winter Break, Kids Jump Right Into First Big Snowfall In Twin CitiesFrom cross country skiing, to sledding, to just taking a plain, old stroll around the lake, Twin Cities kids were taking advantage of the fresh few inches of snow and enjoying their winter break.

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