Temperatures Creep Above Zero In Twin CitiesThe temperature has crawled above zero degrees at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The National Weather Service says the airport hit the zero mark around 2 p.m. on Monday, ending around 46 consecutive hours of subzero temperatures since 4 p.m. Saturday.
Bitter Cold Snap Tough On Cars, Good For MechanicsThe bitter blast is wreaking havoc on Minnesotans and their vehicles. Auto shops are busy with things from basic maintenance to frozen batteries. Mechanics at Bobby and Steve's in Minneapolis said the extreme cold has them working 10 hour shifts, and the wait time to get something as simple as an oil change is five hours.
Dangerous Cold Hangs On In Minnesota For MLK DayBitter cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills are keeping Minnesotans in the deep freeze for a third day. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory until noon Monday for a southern and central Minnesota where the wind will make it feel like 25 to 35 below zero.
Can We Finally Wave Goodbye To Subzero Temperatures?A well-deserved warm up is headed to Minnesota with 40s and even 50s in the forecast.
Mpls. Police Watch For The Vulnerable In The Bitter ColdMinneapolis Police officers are being asked to keep an eye out for people on the street who may not be dressed properly, or are in need of help. "It doesn't take long in these sub-zero temperatures for people to get hurt," said First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo. He says one of his officers has even started to hand out blankets to those in need.
Lows Plunge To Nearly 30 Below In Northern MinnesotaThe deep freeze is on in Minnesota.
Dayton Issues Emergency Order After SnowstormA fierce storm produced more than a foot of snow in some parts of Minnesota early Friday, where authorities advised against travel and schools closed, once again, during the long, grueling winter. And WCCO's Mike Augustyniak said bitter cold temperatures moving back in aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
Death Of Motorist, Now Identified, May Be Cold-RelatedThe death of a motorist whose car got stuck in the snow in McLeod County may be weather related. The sheriff's department says it received a report Monday of a man who had been missing since Sunday night.
ND State Agencies Monitoring Natural Gas SituationAbout 100,000 residential customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin were able to crank their thermostats back above 60 degrees Monday after a utility lifted its appeal for natural gas conservation following a weekend explosion in Canada that knocked out three pipelines.
Some Minn. Schools Closing Tuesday Due To Cold Another round of subzero temperatures, high winds and drifting snow forced most Minnesota schools to stay closed Monday, with Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools already canceling classes for Tuesday.
Xcel Lifts Appeal For Conservation After Pipeline ExplosionState agencies were monitoring natural gas supplies in the eastern part of North Dakota Monday following a pipeline explosion over the weekend in the neighboring Canadian province of Manitoba.
Temperatures Well Below Zero Return To Minnesota Blowing snow and icy roads are causing hazardous travel conditions in Minnesota as another cold snap moves in. Temperatures will dip into the negative teens and 20s overnight and into Monday, prompting officials to warn state residents to stay inside.
Amid Cold, Rural MN Feels Pinch Of Rising Propane PricesThe extreme cold isn't just uncomfortable. It's becoming expensive, too, especially for homeowners in rural Minnesota who rely on propane to heat their homes. Prices jumped last fall, and with several subzero nights this winter, the cost of propane continues to climb.
Another Round Of Cold Is On The WayThe polar vortex that gripped much of the country has moved on, but don't get too comfortable — another round of frigid air is expected to arrive next week across the northern U.S., from the Dakotas eastward to New England. It'll be cold, but not the life-threatening cold of last week.
Puppy Endures After Abuse, Subzero-TempsA puppy is being nursed back to health after being abused and abandoned in the cold. Someone found a 4-month-old puppy roaming the streets of Minneapolis during last week's subzero temperatures. Minneapolis Animal Care and Control picked up the young pit bull. Officer Jacob Young says the dog had cigar wounds all over his body.