Cement Shortage Causes Construction HeadachesLess than a year after the state struggled through a severe propane shortage, another vital commodity is in short supply.
5 Easy Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Party Worthy SpaceLet your creativity soar with some fun ideas for your next backyard barbecue. Here are five easy crafts that will make the most of any backyard party.
Bite Of Minnesota: Apple, Ramp & Brie ToastYes, spring weather is coming to us slowly and while there are days when I wonder if I'll ever be able to break out my tank tops, one thing is for sure -- spring produce is here. The cycle is starting. We can start eating locally, even if it's minimal at first.
With This Weather, Scheduling Spring Sports Is No Easy Task It felt a bit like March out there Tuesday, not May. But for some high school sports teams, it was good enough. Just like last year, it has been a challenging spring to try and get baseball and softball games in. Snow in April and a rainy May have some schools working overtime to get a season in.
Harriet Tap Room, Food Trucks Host 'Spring Spread'No one's more hungry for warm weather than the people who cook and serve from food trucks. On Saturday, a group got together to kick off the season. Sixteen trucks pulled up to Harriet Tap Room and opened their windows for the "Spring Spread."
St. Paul Hotel Floral Expert Offers Up Gardening TipsThe gorgeous English garden at the St. Paul Hotel is one of the most popular in the state, and this year it celebrates a milestone 20th anniversary. WCCO's Edward Moody decided to ask their full-time horticulturalist Sarah Orvik how the rest of us can get our gardening started.
Weather Blog: Misery Loves CompanyThere's a lot that you can say about this winter. Some of the words are even fit for print. While it's undeniable that many of us have had our fill of the cold, spring-winter (I call it "Sprinter") has been a boon for at least some industries across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Kick Off Golf Season With E.S.P.'s Spring Golf GuideThe arrival of golf season allows us once again to hit the links with some friends, get some exercise and take in the sunshine. To help get things started, E.S.P. presents their spring golf guide.
Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers MarketsA sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you'll be able to do something new -- taste test the merchandise.
Community Helps Clean Up High School Baseball FieldMore than 50 people volunteered Saturday morning to help clean up the baseball field at Roseville Area High School. It was in such bad shape after the winter that the school considered not having any games played there.
House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate RushEven with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller's market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.
Bait Shops Worried About A Repeat Of Last SpringAnother winter storm would be the last thing the state's fishing industry needs. Many bait shops and resort owners say business was down this winter because it was simply too cold to be on the ice.
Cold Weather Dampens Spring Fun At Golf CoursesFor Minnesota's struggling golf industry, spring can't come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.
Good Question: Why Is It So Windy In The Spring?When running around Lake Calhoun Monday, Brad Homan of St. Paul, Minn. had hoped for a break from the wind, but the air on both sides of the lake hit him right in the face.
Allergy Season Could Come Fast, StrongThe start of allergy season may have been delayed this year by wet weather and cold temperatures, but now with spring here experts expect a burst of pollen. The biggest culprits this time of year are trees, grasses and mold.