Looking for an excuse to explore Minnesota this winter? Then you might want to take part in a months-long statewide scavenger hunt called “Checkpoint Minnesota.”
Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
It is single-digit days like Monday when many folks in the Twin Cities are grateful to live and work in downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. You can chalk it up to the Twin Cities’ famed skyway system — the envy of most cold climate cities.
It is the coldest Thanksgiving in nearly 30 years, but that doesn’t stop Minnesotans from enjoying their Thanksgiving traditions. A group of high school friends spent the morning at Roseville Area High School playing football, a tradition a decade in the making.
As it is every year, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was a big day for gas stations and grocery stores. Many Minnesotans took to the roads Wednesday.
Read on for five of the country’s best national parks to visit in winter, one of which may require both generous amounts of sunscreen and rain gear.
It’s been more than three decades since the last time the Minnesota high school football championship was played outdoors. And like this year, weather played a key part. David McCoy shows why the 1981 was a game memorable for more than just its place in history.
WCCO is declaring the first top 10 weather day of the winter season Saturday, Nov. 22. That’s right, a top 10 weather day in the winter.
By now you may have seen the video. Seventy seven inches of snow in less than 48 hours. Buffalo, N.Y.’s winter wonderland has many layers, layers that are providing many headaches for people like Lisa McEwen.
A private consultant’s report released this week is helping St. Paul identify and fix problems when it comes to snow removal. “We’ve been hit with some pretty difficult winters over the last few years,” Richard Lallier, St. Paul Public Works Director, said. “We’ve been making changes since last December when we were hit with the ice storm.”
This marks my fourth consecutive winter of cycling to work at WCCO-TV. With some preparation, and a lot of luck, I’ve ridden to work every single weekday in that timeframe. Over that span, of more than 1,000 days, the temperatures have varied by more than 120 degrees! (On January 6 of this year I rode in minus 22 F, while the mercury peaked at 102 F on July 6, 2012.) Needless to say, I truly live by the old motto that there are no bad days to ride, just bad preparation.
Monday night, street teams with St. Stephen’s Street Outreach are out in full force searching for people who are homeless. They want to offer them a warm place to sleep.
After a warmer than normal September and October, November 2014 delivered a dramatic shift in season and temperature trend.
Farmers markets aren’t just for summer anymore! Neighborhood Roots is holding their annual Kingfield and Fulton Holiday Farmers Market Sunday at the Bachman’s flagship store.
We’re still two weeks away from stuffing ourselves with turkey, followed by tryptophan-induced naps on the couch, and yet many of us have put away the bicycles for the year. With snow possible from October to April, Minnesotans have one of two choices: bike only half of the year, or learn to ride in the winter months.