The sting of spring

Minnesota politicians are dumbfounded. Why wouldn’t the execs of Delta Airlines want to locate their headquarters in Minnesota? Today’s forecast for Atlanta? 79 with a late-day thunderstorm.

In the Strib today, a columnist remembers former Minnesota Twin pitcher Joe Mays, who — given the choice of anywhere to live — chose to move the family to Minnesota. How’d that work out, Joe?

We gave it a shot, but we can’t handle it,” Mays said. “Back to Bradenton [Fla.] at the end of summer. We’re done.”

In Pelican Rapids today, they’ve got 18 inches of snow on the ground and, no doubt, dozens of suicidal pelicans about town. In Duluth, it’s freezing fog.

Wouldn’t mind seeing pictures of the weather out your window — or your winter trip to the Caribbean. Your choice.


Yeah, Dave Jungst of Morris, you pushed the season:


In Pelican Rapids, according to this picture from Jim Christianson, a bird waits its turn near a feeder. I guess the pelicans get to go first. And what’s the deal with the shovel? They don’t put snow shovels away in Pelican Rapids until July.


(More under the fold)

Another one from Dave in Morris. Seriously. April 26th.


The view outside Paul Weimer’s apartment in Circle Pines. I can’t quite decide whether a lot of snow near May is less depressing than the “spittle” we get in the Twin Cities.