There’s nothing quite like spring in Minnesota, when the elements conspire to ruin your outdoor parties, delay your home projects, kill your baseball and, occasionally, attempt to kill you. Read more →
Here in the Twin Cities on Monday morning there was a little snow on the ground, but parts of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are digging from a major storm. We checked with the Iowa State University Mesonet readings to find out where the the heaviest snow fell around the region, as measured Monday morning: Location Read more →
Several downhill ski areas around Minnesota are open this weekend with limited runs. Good morning! It's waiting for you… pic.twitter.com/Hh59OJWb6r — Spirit Mountain (@spiritmtduluth) November 23, 2013 Cooler temperatures have given ski operators a chance to make snow and a number of areas are now open for business. “We’ve all been putting up with some Read more →
A Leap Day winter storm dumped a blanket of ice and heavy, wet snow across northern Minnesota and Wisconsin causing car accidents, power outages and closing public gatherings. Further south, in Illinois, tornadoes broke out leaving 6 dead and over 100 injured.
Minnesota’s snowplows aren’t very business this winter. One longtime resident of Kandiyohi County told a county highway engineer that the last time he saw this little snow was 71 years ago, in 1941.
The Winter Survival Kit app is designed to determine your exact location, notify law enforcement, calculate how long your car will run on the gas in your tank, and alert you when it’s time to clear the tailpipe to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation paying farmers to leave corn stalks stand along roads. The idea is to let the plants catch blowing snow before it reaches the road.
The Minnesota DOT says snow plowing and removal costs for the past winter have set a new record.
Through mid-February the DOT had spent nearly $60 million on snow plowing operations