The chart proves it: You can take more winter
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources posted this chart today proving that, while severe, this isn’t really the worst winter ever.
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Multi-car crash closes northbound Interstate 35 in Lakeville
Interstate 35 northbound in Lakeville has been closed this afternoon because of a pile-up in the snowstorm.
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If the temperature never got above zero
Yes, it’s been a bitterly cold winter no matter where you are in Minnesota. Here’s a map. Read more →
The snow swimmers of Duluth
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Secrets of the Vatican, the great mailbox standoff, and the new Skymiles (5×8 – 2/26/14)
Frontline ‘kneecaps’ the Vatican, it’s clear-your-mailbox season but what if you can’t, Delta scraps the old frequent flier program, where are the women in media, and recovering from the Arrowhead 135. Read more →
The state of snowplowing in the state (5×8 – 2/24/14)
Is plowing really worse now, the need for another miracle on ice, snowy owls and the selfish photographer, jumping through hoops for jobs, and thekilling of the Wisconsin labor union. Read more →
Stuck on a highway. What do you do?
You’re stuck on a highway going nowhere. What do you do? Wait it out, or do something like this? Cars are turning around in front of me on 394 and driving the wrong direction to escape the gridlock. pic.twitter.com/GWhjjvF7Hk — Chris Egert (@ChrisEgert) February 21, 2014 Three semi-trucks are blocking the road near I-94. This Read more →
What would you give up to get rid of drunks on the road? (5×8 – 2/18/14)
Rounding up the innocent to catch the guilty, the winter of our discontent, what’s in your credit card agreement, Kevin Grow goes to the NBA, and the luck and realities of the Twin Cities classrooms. Read more →
Today is not the day you want to fly
A look at the national air traffic today reveals one wide-ranging impact of the ice storm in the Southeast. Read more →
Should the government pay you to be alive, Judging a person by their cover, the homeless patch of North Dakota, it takes a village to keep a 102-year-old-woman in her home, and why on earth do we live on this sport on earth? Read more →
In the last 24 hours, Minneapolis moved into position to claim the prize as America’s Best Bike City, and it didn’t have to lift a foot to do it.
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Tearing down skyways, canceling school, and the drone war of Lake Mille Lacs (5×8 – 1/31/14)
Should the skyways of Nicollet Mall be destroyed, what does it take to cancel school around here (and elsewhere), the commercial drone war has already started, Rod Carew’s mission, and the growing legend of Derrick Coleman. Read more →
Compared to Atlanta, the weather in Minnesota is delightful
Spend any time watching the Georgia Department of Transportation traffic cameras today and the cold weather of Minnesota never looked better. Consider, for example, this situation this afternoon on Interstate-285 in Atlanta. If you’re expecting anything from Georgia by truck, it’s probably going to be delayed. How can an area mess up an ice storm Read more →
The people who don’t quit, Cory Remsburg, and not-so-Super MN transportation (5×8 – 1/29/14)
If you race the Arrowhead 135, you’re in for trouble; Who is Cory Remsburg; Minnesota’s not-so-super transportation; the Napkin Notes Dad; and farewell, comma! Read more →
Right climate for climate change debate?
Yes, it’s cold in Minnesota but climate-wise we’re doing OK. Read more →