Winter

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Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

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.

11/26/2014

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After 33 Years, H.S. Football Championships Returns To The Outdoors

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.

11/21/2014

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Saturday Marks First Top 10 Weather Day Of Winter

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.

11/21/2014

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Fmr. Minn Residents Almost Miss Home After Massive East Coast Snow

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.

11/20/2014

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Consulting Company Helps St. Paul Streamline Snow Removal

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.”

11/20/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Dressing for Winter Cycling

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.

11/19/2014

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Twin Cities Homeless Feel Bitter Blast With Shelters At Capacity

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.

11/17/2014

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Weather Blog: Only Normal Thing About MN Nov. Weather: It’s Not Normal!

After a warmer than normal September and October, November 2014 delivered a dramatic shift in season and temperature trend.

11/17/2014

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Neighborhood Roots Hosts Annual Winter Farmers Market

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.

11/15/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Winter Cycling

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.

11/13/2014

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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?

11/10/2014

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Minnesotans Prepare For Winter As First Storm Nears

With the first snowfall on the way, people are busy getting their gear ready.

11/08/2014

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Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

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.

10/31/2014

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Minn. Families Preparing Early After Propane Shortage Last Winter

After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.

10/30/2014

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A Home Energy Audit Now Cuts Heating Costs, Ice Dams Later

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.

10/29/2014

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Contractors Feel The Pinch Of A Cement Shortage

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.

10/28/2014

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Wis. Man Held In Connection With Wife’s Shooting Death

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.

10/16/2014

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Weather Blog: What’s NOAA’s Winter Outlook Say About Minn.?

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.

10/16/2014

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Cold Weather Rule Goes Into Effect

Fall is treating us pretty well so far, but with cold weather coming, the cold weather rule went into effect Wednesday in Minnesota.

10/15/2014

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Free Furnace Program ‘Just Like An Angel’ For Minnesota Homeowners

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.

10/04/2014

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Fried Sea Scallops Recipe From The ‘School Of Fish’ Cookbook

Winter is coming and along with it scallop season. Try Ben Pollinger’s recipe for fried sea scallops.

10/02/2014

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NOAA: El Niño May Bring Above Normal Winter Temps

There’s a considerable chance El Niño will develop in the coming months, bringing warmer temperatures to our notoriously chilly winters.

09/17/2014

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Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Another Nasty, Cold Winter

The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t soon be forgotten.

08/25/2014

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Tick-Borne Disease Risk Still Remains High In MN

We aren’t the only ones to survive the latest round of brutal winters — turns out, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures actually helped the survival of ticks that can carry disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

05/20/2014

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Weather Blog: Did This Last Winter Contradict Global Warming?

Think this past cold and snowy winter contradicts global warming? Think again …A top-ten tally of 50 days with minus-zero lows in the Twin Cities, a record 60 days of minus-zero temps in Duluth, havoc-wreaking snow and ice in the South and nearly 40 inches of above-normal snowfall in major Northeast cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Boston …

05/16/2014

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