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.
Snow Delays Beginning Of Minnesota FieldworkThe 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.
State Patrol: 1 Killed In Southern MN Rollover Crashne person is dead after a one-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota Thursday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the accident at about 7:03 a.m. on Highway 254 just north of the city of Frost.
With Hard-Freeze Expected, Tips On How To Protect GardenA cold night is expected across the state. In fact, here in the metro, we could get our first hard freeze. For gardeners, this is an especially busy time as they have to get their plants and produce ready for the cold.
Record Cold In Parts Of MinnesotaThe National Weather Service says International Falls reported a low of 30 degrees, a record low for the date. The previous record of 32 degrees was reached three times, most recently in 2009. Crane Lake reported a morning low of 28.
Minn. Soil Moisture Levels Recharge Between FrostsMinnesota's farmers got little fieldwork accomplished this past week as winter continues to resist surrendering to spring.
As Frost Arrives, It’s Time To Protect Your PlantsAfter a weekend of 80-degree temperatures, it's hard to believe that Minnesotans may see frost on Tuesday morning.
Minn. Apple Crop Mostly Survives Untimely Frost The sudden cold snap that interrupted Minnesota's warm spring five weeks ago doesn't appear to have been as big a disaster for the state's apple crop as first feared, but it still has left some growers hurting and worried.

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