These are tough times in the dairy business, particularly for small operations. But the fact a livelihood is destroyed so quickly by a month of snow reveals the precipice on which many farmers stand. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
We have reached the point in our winter when we have to make an important calculation: is the risk of my roof collapsing under the weight of the snow greater than the risk of me being permanently disabled by falling off it?
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We are intrigued by the self-restraint shown by Minnesota’s and Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation to try to find s Read more →
Removing snow seems like a no-brainer for local politicians’ career paths, but as cities struggle more with removing it, there’s little evidence that the disinterest in making such a mundane task a priority is a threat. Read more →
Some children were still unable to get home from St. Paul schools last night as late as 11 p.m. The school district blamed the forecasts, which accurately predicted the storm. Read more →
Like an old, punch-drunk fighter, Minnesota showed it still has got it when it comes to handling blizzards. We weren’t all that sure we still knew how to handle a good blow, what with never getting big snowstorms anymore, but this morning we’re resuming normal routines with a minimum of fuss. Read more →
How long would we last if there were actually real disruption and chaos? Read more →
The snowstorm that didn’t live up to expectations wasn’t a lot of fun for a few hours yesterday, but do you feel ‘pummeled’ by it?
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America hates kids. How else to explain the insistence that kids — or anybody else — not slide down Capitol Hill on those rare occasions when it snows in the District of Columbia? Read more →
Many people in Boston apparently haven’t had enough snow yet. What’s wrong with them? Read more →
They’re digging out from three feet of snow in New England today. And a principal at a private school in Rhode Island is getting the attention he craved with another parody no-school announcement. Read more →
The snow hadn’t even started falling yet in the northeast’s ‘historic’ snowstorm when Minnesotans and other Midwesterners were taking to Twitter to joke about the East’s ignorance of what to do when it snows. Read more →
All the weather attention has been on Buffalo — deservedly so — but when it comes to lake-effect snow, our wet friend to the north is no slouch.
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Feeling upbeat about shoveling as the big snow approaches? Read more →
Hey Twin Cities, you made fun of Atlanta’s 2 inch snowpocalypse, didn’t you. You’re not laughing today. Read more →