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.
How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?
With the first snowfall on the way, people are busy getting their gear ready.
This weekend, everyone is going to get the opportunity to take an extra hour of sleep. As the saying goes, “fall back, spring forward.” Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, so don’t forget to turn those clocks back.
After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.
We know what’s coming. But with any luck, it won’t be nearly as severe as last winter. Still, our drop in temperatures should be a sign of action we can take now to help save heating dollars in the months ahead. Never before have homeowners had more tools and technology to check their homes for heating problems and poor insulation. Both deficiencies will contribute to costly heating bills and the formation of ice dams.
Minnesota’s building contractors should be busy this time of year finishing up projects before winter sets in. But for many of them, it’s not a lack of work, but a shortage of concrete that’s slowing them down. Disruptions in the main ingredient – cement – means the vital building material is being allocated across the state.
A Wisconsin man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of his wife, who died in a Duluth hospital earlier this month. According to the Sawyer County Sherriff’s Office, 26-year-old Cade Clark was arrested Wednesday in Tomah, Wisconsin.
Let’s face it, I chose a good time to move back to Minnesota – right after an especially cold winter. With an average temperature of only 9.7 degrees, last year’s meteorological winter (December-February) ranked ninth in the list of coldest winters for the Twin Cities since 1872.
Fall is treating us pretty well so far, but with cold weather coming, the cold weather rule went into effect Wednesday in Minnesota.
For many of us it’s officially on–the heat, that is. A cool blast of air has caused some to fire up the furnaces.
It’s estimated Minnesotans pay around $1,500 dollars a year in energy costs. And if you need a new furnace, that can add on thousands more.