Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.
There’s a reason tourists don’t really flock to Minnesota in December. This time of year, though, there are business appointments and family obligations that can’t be avoided.
Plunging temperatures in Minnesota are making snow removal a bit tricky as fluffy precipitation turns to rock hard ice. City crews in Duluth scrambled to clear streets before the deep freeze Thursday. Schools are canceling classes again in Duluth, Superior, Wis., and other cities in the region.
No matter how slow the drive or how much there is to shovel, many of us are thrilled to see the first big snow of the year. In the Merriam Park neighborhood, lots of kids have convinced their parents to come outside and play with them.
Heavy snowfall has canceled or delayed school in some northeastern Minnesota communities. The National Weather Service says more than a foot of snow has accumulated in Duluth and Two Harbors.
After a pretty quiet November, the Twin Cities is seeing all the makings of its first significant snow event of the season. WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman said rounds of wintry precipitation will move through the metro over the next few days, the first of which will come Monday afternoon.
The northern Minnesota town of Aitkin celebrates the frigid weather with its annual fish house parade this week. The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd annual “World Famous Fish House Parade,” starting at 1 p.m. Friday.
The coldest kickoff since the Gophers moved back outside to TCF Bank Stadium was 23-degrees, against Iowa in November of 2010. We’ll be lucky if the high gets that high on Saturday, so fans, and players, are already figuring out how to stay warm for the big game.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it’s ready for anything Mother Nature decides to throw at us Tuesday evening.
Minnesota’s official influenza season started in October and will last through April. It’s the same for much of the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, the months are reversed. Flu season down happens during their winter – from May through September.
There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.
You may not even want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we could see our first frost by this weekend.
Minnesotans who have trouble paying their energy bills will be protected from the cold again soon. Xcel Energy said the Cold Weather Rule will go into place starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and will remain in effect until April 15.
Unless you have a closet that rivals the size of a small bedroom, the changing of the seasons usually means reorganizing.
The Department of Energy released its winter fuel outlook and found homeowners with natural gas can expect increases in their heating bills of up to 13 percent.