What's The Outlook For Winter This Year? Ask 'La Niña'The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday put out its updated forecast through February, and they're hinting that the mild weather we've been enjoying is about to end.
DNR: Mild Winter Means An Early Snow Melt, Fire Season The Department of Natural Resources says the relatively mild winter will likely lead to an early snow melt and therefore a sooner-than-usual start to fire season.
Arctic Blast To Hit Minnesota Just In Time For Valentine's Day If you thought Friday was brutal you may not want to leave the house Saturday. The high temperature for Friday was 15 degrees, and it happened at 12:01 a.m.
St. Paul Launches Winter Parking AppTuesday's snow event is prompting snow emergencies in many Minnesota cities, including Minneapolis and St. Paul. And in St. Paul, the city has launched a new winter parking app intended to clarify snow emergency rules and clearly show where parking is and is not allowed.
Feeling A Bit Down This Winter? Experts Say You're Not AloneIn case you haven't noticed, it's been pretty cloudy this winter. And besides that, when it was sunny, it was bitter cold. That was keeping people inside, which can give people the "winter blues."
Guy On A Bike: Winter Trail MaintenanceJust over a month ago the MN DNR reversed course and announced it would work with local municipalities to ensure that the popular Gateway Trail would be plowed over the winter, much to the delight of pedestrians and cyclists alike. That announcement got me thinking about trail maintenance in the winter months.
Bite Of Minnesota: Roasted Winter VegetablesDesperate times call for desperate measures and during frigid temperatures like these ones, I don't have patience for cold spots in our house. I use any excuse to turn on the oven to complete the circle of heat that I'm longing for. Tonight's excuse? Roasting vegetables.
Bitter Cold Snap Tough On Cars, Good For MechanicsThe bitter blast is wreaking havoc on Minnesotans and their vehicles. Auto shops are busy with things from basic maintenance to frozen batteries. Mechanics at Bobby and Steve's in Minneapolis said the extreme cold has them working 10 hour shifts, and the wait time to get something as simple as an oil change is five hours.
State Issues Reminder On Heating Assistance ProgramAs another blast of arctic air is forecasted to descend on Minnesota this weekend, state officials are reminding residents that assistance is available for households that are having trouble paying their heating bills.
Sub-Zero Temps Can't Keep Minnesotans From Enjoying The OutdoorsMany of us Minnesotans try to spend little, if any, time outside while the frigid air hangs around. But even with sub-zero temperatures and wind chill advisories in place again earlier Tuesday, we found the bravest Minnesotans bearing the elements for an outdoor workout.
Wander Minnesota: January FestivitiesThe holidays are over, winter looms ahead -- but never fear. Minnesotans don't easily give up on the idea of finding something to celebrate.
Bud Grant Says Last Outdoor Vikes Game Should Be A 'Celebration'The 1976 NFC title game at Met Stadium, when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Los Angeles Rams, marked the last outdoor playoff game in Minnesota. And with so much conversation about the frigid temperatures on Sunday, it was a good day to visit with the old trapper himself -- Bud Grant.