Winter is in its last few hours and the people of Duluth are looking to give it a last kick today by wearing shorts. 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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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 →
Many people in Boston apparently haven’t had enough snow yet. What’s wrong with them? Read more →
Don’t be complaining to Quentin Super and Ryan Brandenburg, two students at St. Cloud State University, about the silly wind chill. With spring break looming, they’re hitting their bicycles and heading… north, the St. Cloud Times reports. Read more →
Transportation officials will start describing winter road conditions differently so that you can more clearly understand just how bad — or good — the roads are. Read more →
Don’t even think of watching this video from some guys in New York and New Jersey if you’ve never strapped on a pair of skates and played hockey on a pond. Read more →
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 →
In Minnesota — and in this case: Minneapolis — winter is the time of the year when you can almost roll a car while parking it. Read more →
With the warmer temperatures, we eagerly await the attack of the ice monsters on the larger lakes in Minnesota. Read more →
While we’re stuck in the unique hell of both winter and the spring pothole season season, perhaps we can work on our art appreciation, for potholes are art. Just ask Davide Luciano and Cladia Ficca, a husband and wife team who some years ago created mypotholes.com to show their obsession with streetscapes reimagined. You see Read more →
Sure, it was cold again overnight with a little bit of snow and there’s no indication spring is anywhere in sight. Trust me, we’re one morning closer than we were at this time yesterday. In the meantime, we present today’s “Can your summer do this?” entry. Related: Chisholm musher begins run in grueling Iditarod (Duluth 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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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 →