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Prep Blog: The Frustration Of Minnesota’s Spring Weather

It’s the worst fear of any high school athlete who competes in a spring sport in Minnesota: the sight of rain or snow.

04/18/2013

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The Spring That Wasn’t Has Some (Or Most) Despairing

Jonathan Smith of Concept Landscaping is not going to wait any longer to start working on the lake. On Wednesday, he and his crew were on Spring Park Bay installing a new launch pad in the open water along the shore.

04/18/2013

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H.S. Sports Teams Cope With Frigid Spring

It’s no secret. Many Minnesotans are sick of the long winter season and so are thousands of high school students who’ve had to practice inside and cancel games.

04/17/2013

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More ‘Hope It’s The Season’s Last’ Snow Expected

If Jean-Paul Sartre were alive today and living in the Twin Cities, you could bet he’d be working on his final revisions for his new hit play “Snow Exit.”

04/17/2013

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Lake Minnetonka Could Face Historically Late Ice-Out

Unseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka’s shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.

04/16/2013

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Spring Storm Causes Problems Across The Country

A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday.

04/12/2013

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Snow Stalls Traffic, Shuts Down Schools

Heavy snow, sleet and gusty winds are testing the patience of morning commuters in the Twin Cities as residents to the south are dealing with the after-effects of an ice storm that knocked out power to thousands.

04/11/2013

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Ice Storm Damages, Closes Blue Mounds State Park

Ice storm damage in southwestern Minnesota has led to the closure of the campground at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne through April 21.

04/11/2013

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Hiawatha LRT Service Resumes After Morning Ice

This fresh dose of winter has caused Metro Transit’s light rail line to halt Thursday morning, as ice on the power lines forced them to shut down the entire line, from Mall of America to Target Field.

04/11/2013

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Scores Of Minnesota Schools Cancel Classes

Treacherous driving conditions have led scores of schools and school districts to cancel classes for the day across the southern half of Minnesota.

04/11/2013

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More Than 100 Flights Canceled At MSP Airport

The spring snowstorm has led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights and numerous delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

04/11/2013

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SW Minn. Might Not Get Power Back Until Next Week

The administrator of a small southwestern Minnesota community says a damaging ice storm has changed the city scape forever.

04/11/2013

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Ice Storm Cuts Power For Much Of Nobles, Rock Counties

A combination of freezing rain and wet, heavy snow brought down trees and power lines in Worthington on Wednesday, leaving much of the Southwest Minnesota town without electricity or heat.

04/10/2013

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Tens Of Thousands Without Power In Wis. Storms

A wintry mix of rain, ice and snow in Wisconsin is making travel difficult and has put tens of thousands without power.

04/10/2013

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Slushy Snow Gives Minn. Preview Of Things To Come

Winter-weary southern Minnesota woke up to an inch or two of slushy snow as a preview to a heavier spring snowfall forecast to begin Wednesday night.

04/10/2013

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April Fools: Winter Makes Yet Another Return Visit

Schools are closing in southwestern Minnesota as a spring storm moves into the region. KMHL radio says Marshall Public Schools are among those dismissing early as travel conditions deteriorate.

04/09/2013

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Rural Minn. School Districts Worry About Snow Days

Many rural Minnesota school districts were forced to cancel several days of classes because of the tough winter. Now administrators are worried those closures will come back to haunt them as they prepare for this spring’s round of high-stakes achievement tests.

04/09/2013

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Weather Blog: April Snow Showers

Here in the Twin Cities we average 2.4 inches of snow in the month of April. Much of it melts on contact with the warmer ground, and even if it does accumulate it doesn’t last for long.

04/09/2013

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Chilly Temps For Twins Home Opener

From the sweaters, parkas and blankets brought by fans to Target Field, it’s clear that the Twins don’t play indoors anymore.

04/01/2013

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Snow Emergency Season Over In Minneapolis

Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.

04/01/2013

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1st Day Of Spring, But Winter Will Stick Around

The calendar officially switches over to spring on Wednesday, but the temperatures outside tell a very different tale.

03/20/2013

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Things To Do Locally For Spring Break

Not everyone is able to take off for Florida and Mexico for spring break, but Minnesota residents are fortunate to live in a state where there are lots of fun things to do, not too far from home.

03/19/2013

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Temperature-Wise, What A Difference A Year Makes

March is the third snowiest month on average in the Twin Cities, and this March is living up to that reputation.

03/15/2013

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Tough Winter Forces Owls South In Hunt For Food

It’s been a tough winter for owls in parts of North America, and the evidence is turning up on roadsides, at bird feeders and at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Minnesota.

03/13/2013

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Snow, Rain, Flooding Continues Through Sunday

Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.

03/09/2013

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