Feeling A Bit Down This Winter? Experts Say You're Not AloneIn case you haven't noticed, it's been pretty cloudy this winter. And besides that, when it was sunny, it was bitter cold. That was keeping people inside, which can give people the "winter blues."
Guy On A Bike: Winter Trail MaintenanceJust over a month ago the MN DNR reversed course and announced it would work with local municipalities to ensure that the popular Gateway Trail would be plowed over the winter, much to the delight of pedestrians and cyclists alike. That announcement got me thinking about trail maintenance in the winter months.
Bite Of Minnesota: Roasted Winter VegetablesDesperate times call for desperate measures and during frigid temperatures like these ones, I don't have patience for cold spots in our house. I use any excuse to turn on the oven to complete the circle of heat that I'm longing for. Tonight's excuse? Roasting vegetables.
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.
State Issues Reminder On Heating Assistance ProgramAs another blast of arctic air is forecasted to descend on Minnesota this weekend, state officials are reminding residents that assistance is available for households that are having trouble paying their heating bills.
Sub-Zero Temps Can't Keep Minnesotans From Enjoying The OutdoorsMany of us Minnesotans try to spend little, if any, time outside while the frigid air hangs around. But even with sub-zero temperatures and wind chill advisories in place again earlier Tuesday, we found the bravest Minnesotans bearing the elements for an outdoor workout.
Wander Minnesota: January FestivitiesThe holidays are over, winter looms ahead -- but never fear. Minnesotans don't easily give up on the idea of finding something to celebrate.
Bud Grant Says Last Outdoor Vikes Game Should Be A 'Celebration'The 1976 NFC title game at Met Stadium, when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Los Angeles Rams, marked the last outdoor playoff game in Minnesota. And with so much conversation about the frigid temperatures on Sunday, it was a good day to visit with the old trapper himself -- Bud Grant.
Best Places For Winter Workout Gear In MinnesotaWinter is a good time to keep in shape. Minnesota has lots of places for indoor fitness and outdoor activities. Braving the cold to shop around for winter gear can be one of the best seasonal workouts.
Minneapolis Parks Finally Ready For Cross-Country SkiersSomething you can finally do this weekend is cross-country ski in Minneapolis parks. Only a few short loops had been open with man-made snow until now.
Disc Golf Doesn't Hibernate!When you think of outdoor winter sports, you probably do not think of golf. But a little cold weather will not stop disc golfers from hitting the links around Minnesota.
Twin Cities Cross Country Skiers Excited To Finally Hit The TrailsAfter a long stretch of warm temperatures and no snow, it seems winter has finally arrived -- and many Minnesotans are ready to get outside and enjoy it.
Many Local Businesses Relieved After Major SnowfallThe winter storm that finally brought a significant snowfall to the Twin Cities is whipping up a flurry of business. From hardware stores to ski slopes, owners are happy to no longer be feeling the cold shoulder from winter.
On Winter Break, Kids Jump Right Into First Big Snowfall In Twin CitiesFrom cross country skiing, to sledding, to just taking a plain, old stroll around the lake, Twin Cities kids were taking advantage of the fresh few inches of snow and enjoying their winter break.
Brooklyn Park Asks Residents To Adopt A Fire HydrantWinter may have been slow to start but it has arrived with a vengeance. To help keep streets clear, the city of Brooklyn Park is asking residents to adopt a fire hydrant and pledge to keep it clear of snow and ice.