Here's How To Ensure Your Furnace Is Winter-ReadyWith a chilly week ahead, many homeowners may be thinking of turning on their furnaces for the first time this season.
'We Might Run Out Of Them': Minnesotans Buying Snow Blowers Anticipating Supply Chain IssuesDiamond Lake Hardware in Minneapolis sells a tool called The Ultimate Scraper. The product, used for clearing driveways and sidewalks of ice and snow, is made in North Dakota. With the supply issues in many industries, even something made so close to Minnesota still might run out this season.
Climatologist: Minnesota Winters Are 'Changing Pretty Quickly Before Our Eyes'Climate experts say winters are trending milder, and that impacts activates and businesses many Minnesotans love -- as well as things that are often unseen.
'A Light, Positive Season': The Scandinavian Approach To Winter Minnesotans have long had a love/hate relationship with winter. But with COVID-19 this year, it may be a little tougher to love the season. Mental health experts warn winter dread could have a “double whammy” effect, because not only will it be colder and darker, but many are isolated because of the virus. That's where the international experts come into play. WCCO did some exploring and found some Scandinavian secrets to embracing winter.
After A Taste Of Winter In October, Now's The Time To Get Your Home Cold-Weather ReadyThe record-breaking October snow is just about gone, and now home experts recommend winterizing before the cold weather returns.
Good Question: Why Do We Practice Daylight Saving Time?This Sunday at 2 a.m., most Americans will "fall back" and gain an extra hour when we revert to standard time. The first Sunday of November is the end of almost eight months of Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Ice Castles Not Returning To Minnesota This Winter Due To COVID-19 PandemicA popular winter attraction will not be returning to the Twin Cities this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Does October Snow Tell Us Anything About The Upcoming Winter? Good QuestionOn Tuesday, the Twin Cities is expecting its first measurable snowfall for the season -- that’s early. So, can the October snow tell us anything about the upcoming winter?
As Temperatures Drop, Advocates Work To Get COVID-Weary People Experiencing Homelessness Into SheltersShelters and housing advocates in the Twin Cities are preparing for the drop in temperatures coming this week.
Is Winter Really Over Yet?If there’s one constant about Minnesota weather, it’s that it can change at a moment’s notice.
'There Is Always Next Year': Warmer Weather Is Putting An End To Winter ActivitiesPeople in the northern third of Minnesota need to get their ice houses off the ice by the March 16th deadline.
A Year After Polar Vortex, Minnesotans Reflect On This Year's Mild WinterThis time last year we were about to drop below zero for three days straight during the polar vortex. But this year has been a much different story.
What Happened To Fall?Sweater season didn't have much of a chance this year -- Minnesotans had to bring out the jackets much earlier than usual.
Are You On Team Summer Or Team Winter?Some love summer, and others love winter. WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles wants to know: Which team are you on?
Federal Money Is Available To Weatherize Your HomeIt's the time of year when we crank up the heat -- and it may be helpful to know there's a federally-funded program to help with energy efficiency.