The thing with a long, cold winter is when it ends, it ends in a hurry. A week ago today, this was the condition of the famous ice road connecting Madeline Island with Bayfield: good, solid Lake Superior ice Here’s the condition today: The morning ice road status line says they’ll try to keep the Read more →
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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Interstate 35 northbound in Lakeville has been closed this afternoon because of a pile-up in the snowstorm.
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Yes, it’s been a bitterly cold winter no matter where you are in Minnesota. Here’s a map. Read more →
Swimming in the snow? Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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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 →
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 →
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 →