We hold doors for each other. We let the pedestrians cross against the light and think nothing of it because they’re out there and we’re safe in a car and, what the heck does it matter anyway? We’re nicer
this week and we got that way without terrorists having to ram jetliners into buildings like the last time we were all nice to each other because we were all in it together. Read more →
The keeper of the Embarrass, Minn., thermometer retires
If not for Rowland Fowler, the people of Embarrass, Minn., might not have much of a reason to be so darned proud of their little slice of paradise.
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For one teacher, the colder the better
Nick Ziegler has provided plenty of videos on YouTube experimenting with ways to take advantage of the cold. He calls it the Minnesota Cold Channel.
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End of the season on Madeline Island
For many people, the calendar is irrelevant when it comes to the first day of winter. It starts when the Madeline Island Ferry calls it a season because of ice on Lake Superior between the island and Bayfield, Wisconsin. Read more →
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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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 →
Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s Valentine’s Day, the rest’s up to you (5×8 — 2/14/14)
Valentine’s Day, ice dams, long winters and bad cats. It’s all part of 5X8. Read more →
The amazing, frozen Lake Superior
In 1994, 94 percent of the Lake Superior was frozen. That’s a record that may fall in the next few days. Read more →
In International Falls, it’s the perfect day for a bike ride
It was -24 in International Falls, Minn., this morning when 135 or so people started the Arrowhead 135, the race in which people bicycle, ski, or run there way to Fortune Bay. Read more →
Right climate for climate change debate?
Yes, it’s cold in Minnesota but climate-wise we’re doing OK. Read more →
What is this polar vortex of which you speak?
Call it an “arctic hurricane” and the polar vortex sound scary. Read more →