Are There Good Alternatives To Salt For Snow And Ice? It's a difficult balance: keeping our roads and sidewalks clear of ice, while not harming our environment.
Minneapolis Offers Free Salt, Sand To Combat IceExperts told WCCO to use salt sparingly, but there's nothing better for melting ice when roads and sidewalks are so dangerously slick.
MnDOT: November Is Peak Time For Deer-Car CollisionsTransportation officials are urging drivers to watch for deer as November is the peak time for deer-car collisions in Minnesota.
CDC: US Children Consume Too Much SaltA new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.
Bite Of Minnesota: Ramp SaltLast week I talked about a few dishes using ramps that I've made over the years. The mild garlic and onion flavor of ramps help boost the flavor profile and make them an easy addition to most recipes. I'm sad when the season ends so I've been looking for ways to prolong their life in the form of butters, salts, and seasonings.
The 5 Foods That Will Age Your Skin FasterIt's Get Movin' Monday on the WCCO Morning Show. To kick off each work week, we bring in Health Magazine's "Next Fitness Star" and Tiger Athletics owner Stacie Clark to help you keep your fitness goals.
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.
Cities Running Low On Salt During Extra-Snowy SeasonThis winter hasn't just been tough on our commutes and our psyche, it's been rough on city budgets, too.
Mankato Researchers Study Road Salt UseLast week's storm was nasty by most Minnesotans' standards, but road salt researchers at Minnesota State University in Mankato think it was perfect. Civil engineering professor Steve Druschel and two of his students went under a bridge to collect samples of murky road melt from the highway above.
Good Question: How Can We Keep Our Shoes Clean In Winter?If you’ve made it through a Minnesota winter, then you’re familiar with those whitish-grey shoe stains from all that salt. From commuting shoes to just allowing the salt to take over, everyone has a coping strategy. Bob Fisher, owner of Bob’s Shoe Repair in Wayzata, says Winter is a great time for business. He’s been repairing shoes, or "saving souls" as he puts it, for 43 years.
Are More Doritos-Flavored Foods On The Way?Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains. PepsiCo Inc., which owns Cheetos, Fritos, Tostitos and other snacks, found success last year after teaming up with Taco Bell to create Dorito-flavored taco shells.
Road Conditions Lead To Shake Up At St. Paul Public WorksOne of the Twin Cities is getting new snow plows and new leadership after last week's snowstorm. Five days since the snow started falling, streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still caked in slippery ice. Extremely cold temperatures haven’t helped. Salt can melt five times as much ice at 30 degrees as at 20 degrees. However, when it's colder than that, it's pretty much useless. But St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman isn't waiting for a warm-up. He's making changes in his public works department.
Good Question: How Does Salt Melt Ice?Among our weapons to fight winter is an ingredient that's also on our kitchen table. Salt gets rid of the slick spots on our driveways and sidewalks. But how does salt melt ice? Good Question.
Good Question: ‘Reply All’: NFL Fines, Whiskey Plates & Sea SaltDon from Eden Prairie and Linda from Roseville want to know: What happens to the money collected when NFL players are fined?
Sodium Studies Point Out Helpful TipsResearchers presented three new studies about salt at the American Heart Association meeting on Thursday.