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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There’s really no reason for me to post this video other than the fact that it reminds us that somewhere in this world today, there’s a person running on a warm beach flapping his arms like a pelican. Equal time: Why would you ice fish? (Minnesota Public Radio News).
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a school district in California was within its rights when it ordered kids who wore T-shirts adorned with the American flag to turn them inside out. Read more →
Whatever happened to the shutdown promises? (5×8 -2/28/14)
Did lawmakers follow through on their promises to give up their shutdown pay, Herb Bergson’s battle, the ice houses that don’t want to leave Minnesota lakes, when we make things all about us, and Minnesota: The state of Daft Punk. Read more →
Coon Rapids mom ends cancer treatment to spend more time with sons
Lynn Acker, 37, of Coon Rapids, has left Mayo Clinic, where she’s been treated for cancer, and she’s not going back because she wants to spend her remaining days with her three hockey-playing kids. Read more →
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 new bullying in school: Teachers with cameras
In Michigan, a teacher filmed a child stuck in a chair for 10 minutes while she waited for a “maintenance worker” to get him out. Read more →
U.S. senators too busy to listen to a story about a woman’s Alzheimer’s
Actor Seth Rogen came a congressional subcommittee to talk about his mother-in-law’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Many lawmakers ignored him. Read more →
Longing for the suburbs (5×8 – 2/27/14)
Can people discuss the suburbs and cities without fighting, the great Minnesota fish scandal unfolds, in defense of Marilyn Hagerty, it’s not called ‘the working people’s stadium,’ and a benefit for Joe in Mankato Read more →
Justice Antonin Scalia turned out to be right when he predicted in the court’s decision striking down the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act that it would lead to judges striking down state bans on same-sex marriage. Read more →
When Air Force One visits
What do other airliners do when Air Force One is in the area? They go around in circles over Eau Claire and Redwood Falls. Read more →
The snow swimmers of Duluth
Swimming in the snow? Read more →
Metric is Minnesota’s favorite band? Really?
Minnesota is a local music state, dude. We reject your uncool mapping. Read more →
The fortune in the backyard
A Nevada couple found $10 million worth of gold coins buried in their backyard. It’s the biggest haul of gold coins ever. Read more →