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Twins Blog: Home Opener

Some folks, especially those from out of state, do not understand how Minnesota can go from a winter storm warning to a beautiful baseball opener in a matter of days. And as we sit and […]

04/09/2014

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Good Question: When Should We Start Yard Work This Spring?

Spring is one of the few times many of us look forward to chores. From sweeping off the porch to hosing down the deck to cleaning up the dog mess from the entire winter, it’s a rite of passage after a long Minnesota winter.

04/07/2014

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Snow Delays Beginning Of Minnesota Fieldwork

The persistent snow is delaying the beginning of fieldwork on farms across Minnesota. In its first weekly crop progress and condition report of the season for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says last week’s heavy snow is one reason why no days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week. Planting of some early crops such as oats usually begins around now.

04/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 4-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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04/03/2014

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Winter Burn Has Done A Brutal Number On Minn. Shrubs

As the winter begins to the thaw, many Minnesotans are just not getting a glimpse at the lawn for the first time in months. In many cases, it’s not a pretty sight. Local experts said this has been one of the worst seasons ever for winter-burn.

03/31/2014

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DNR And MDHA Emergency Deer Feeding Program In Full-Swing

While it may appear to be a postcard perfect morning in the woods just north of McGregor, Minn. the long, tough winter has taken a toll on woods and the state’s whitetail deer. “There’s over three-feet of snow still in the woods,” volunteer Dan Guida said.

03/31/2014

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Minnesotans Still Feeling Effects Of Record Winter

The winter of 2013-14 has seemed to be never ending and many Minnesotans are at their breaking point. It’s been a long one,” University of Minnesota dentistry student Nate Vanlaecken said. Vanlaecken is sick and tired of looking out at his neighbor’s lawns and seeing nothing but grass.

03/31/2014

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Harsh Winter Delaying The Start Of Maple Syrup Season

The official start to spring was last week. But the weather hasn’t felt at all spring-like. And those anticipating the sweet taste of spring will have to wait.

03/24/2014

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Food Prices Climbing After Frigid, Relentless Winter

You may have noticed higher prices at the grocery store, and you can blame the extreme weather. Unfortunately, analysts believe prices will only go higher.

03/20/2014

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Salt Shortage Hits Washington County

A salt shortage across the upper Midwest has the operations director of Washington County Public Works hoping our frigid weather is over. During a regular winter, Doug Johnson’s department budgets for 10,000 tons of salt, with an additional 2,000 tons on reserve. He’s now down to 1,400 tons, but he’s optimistic it will last.

03/11/2014

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Minn. Disability Council: Please Keep Sidewalks Clear

It’s been a rough winter to get around for everyone, but it can be especially tough for people with disabilities. The Minnesota State Council on Disability reminded people Friday about the importance of clearing out sidewalks, curbs and transit stops. Council member Colleen Casey says people with disabilities, like herself, need a clear path to be able get to work, school or the grocery store.

03/07/2014

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Will This Winter’s Snow Result In Flooding?

With all the snow we’ve had this winter – and the cold temperatures that have kept it around — it’s possible we could see flooding in parts of the state.

03/07/2014

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With Warmer Temperatures Comes Hope For Spring

There is still plenty of snow and ice to go around but this little warm up we’re experiencing has everyone hoping for spring. It’s been a cold and miserable winter. The snow and ice came early and it’s still here.

03/05/2014

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Snowkiting Group Basks In This Minnesota Winter

Many of us would say this winter has been one of the worst ever, but one group in Minnesota disagrees. The snow, the ice and the windy conditions have been perfect for snowkiters. And this past weekend more than 100 got to come together on Lake Mille Lacs for the 10th annual Kite Crossing.

03/05/2014

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Good Question: How Will Target Field Clear The Snow In Preparation For Opening Day?

With snow in the forecast and temperatures still hovering around zero degrees, Minnesotans are in need of some cheering up. Well, the Minnesota Twins are here to offer it. Baseball season is less than a month away, and the Twins home opener is April 7.

03/04/2014

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Lake Calhoun Polar Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics Minnesota

If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.

03/01/2014

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Minneapolis Home And Garden Show Offers A Glimpse Of Spring

Minnesotans have one word to describe this winter. Unbelievable. Why? “Because I never thought it would last this long,” Jon Hokanson of Chanhassen said.

03/01/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': Birds, Colds & Calendars

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Heather Brown to dig into the Good Question mailbag to answer some of your best queries. And it looks like, despite it being so late in the season, people still have many questions about winter.

02/28/2014

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Photo: Farmer Builds 50-Foot Tall Snowman In Central MN

Between the biting winds and the snow storms, it’s been a tough winter to be a Minnesotan. Central Minnesota is digging out of 4.5 feet of snow, and some people are running out of places to put it.

02/28/2014

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Winter-Weary Americans Plead: Get Me Out Of Here!

Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she’s back in Mexico, where she’s already vacationed once this winter.

02/28/2014

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Staples Woman Found Dead Outside Apt. Building

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a 36-year-old Staples woman was discovered in the snow outside an apartment building.

02/26/2014

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2-26-14 Minnesota Winter…Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Minnesota….Glass Half Full or Glass Half Empty? Dave had some fun this morning getting listeners to chime in about what is actually good about this winter. Here’s a few examples…do you have more to share?

02/26/2014

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Ice Caves Reopen On Lake Superior

National Park rangers have reopened the popular ice caves along the Lake Superior shore near the Apostle Islands. Officials closed the area Thursday night because of the strong winter storm and uncertainty how it would affect ice conditions on the lake.

02/24/2014

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Viewers’ Choice For Best Warming House In Minnesota

You probably haven’t given much thought to that building on the edge of the ice rink where you lace up your skates or come in from the cold. Warming houses are a staple of the Minnesota skating experience. So WCCO’s Matt Brickman set out to find the best one.

02/21/2014

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Movie Blog: 5 Best Movies For A Snowbound Day

You’ve seen the latest forecast. You know that snow’s coming. Maybe not quite enough to leave you entirely cut off from civilization, but certainly enough to leave you unwilling to leave the house. So why not check out one of these five frigid masterpieces?

02/19/2014

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