How To Keep Your Heating Bill In Check During A Cold SnapThe early cold snap means many of us are turning up the heat earlier than usual. WCCO found some unusual and easy ways to keep your bill in check.
Frozen Pants Found Chilling Around Northeast MinneapolisIf you live or spend any time in Northeast Minneapolis, you may have noticed a quirky new trend of outdoor winter art.
After Cold Snap, Ice Castles Set To Open In Eden PrairieAfter the cold arrived in a big way and this weekend, the Ice Castles will open to the public. Now, builders are placing the final touches on the Ice Castles before opening day.
HCMC Preparing For Influx Of Frostbite Patients As Temps DropHCMC typically treats about 50-75 frostbite victims each year, and Dr. Jon Gayken -- a burn and trauma surgeon at the hospital -- says there's a common factor in those cases.
November Cold Could Beat RecordOn Monday we got the snow. "I got out of work early just to come home and work some more," said Rob Adams of Isanti. On Tuesday we got the cold, and it doesn't plan on leaving us anytime soon. These November temperatures are about 20-degrees below normal. That means extra layers for bikers. "There's never a bad time to ride, just bad preparation," said bicyclist Guy Still.
Cold Snap Has Chilling Impact On EconomyIt's a busy Friday afternoon at Parc Boutique in northeast Minneapolis. Racks full of women’s fashions greet the customers. But Parc’s owner, Thao Nguyen, says the recent cold snap has hurt her in-store sales. "It’s harder for people to come into the shop," Nguyen said. Just like how tornadoes and hurricanes disrupt economic activity, there is also a steep cost to our cold weather. The lower the temperature drops, the fewer of us venture outside to shop, dine and recreate.
Keep Your Tires Working Their Best In Harsh ColdA lot of drivers are pulling into tire repair shops with flat tires or tires that have suddenly had the air pressure drop. It's due to the extreme cold, and it's dangerous. Inside Tires Plus in St. Anthony Village, it has the feel of an emergency room: Cars and trucks hoisted up on lifts and tires under inspection. If your tire pressure is too low, you have less control of your vehicle. "It's very important to check your air pressure once a month. A lot of data says twice a month. Because of the temperature fluctuations, you need to maintain that proper air pressure," Matt Johnson, the Tires Plus manager, said.
More Cold Temps, Light Snow In Minnesota Forecast Temperatures will remain well below freezing across most of the state. The National Weather Service says highs on Sunday will range from near zero in the northwest part of the state to about 20 degrees in the southeast.
Weather Blog: Another Cold SnapThe combination of cold air and wind will make it feel more like January than February.