Happy Spring, everyone! Isn't it lovely to feel the sun's rays on your pale skin, to turn down your tired radiator, and to watch your Uptown garden begin to grow? Oh wait, this is Minnesota, the land of two seasons: excessively hot and dangerously cold. According to every radio station within a 30-m ... More >>
Stephen Colbert had some fun at the expense of WCCO reporter Rachel Slavik last night.SEE ALSO: CNN criticized for torturing reporter by making her stand amid Mpls' polar vortex [VIDEO]To illustrate how cold it was Monday morning, Slavik used a frozen banana to hammer a nail into a block of wood liv ... More >>
This week's beer of the week is a Belgian Style Golden Ale from August Schell Brewing Company. Schell's has been running the Snowstorm winter beer series since 1992, using a new recipe each year. While the annual seasonal is often dark and malty, this year's variation goes for light and spiced, brin ... More >>
It's May 3 in Minneapolis and it's snowing. Most of us regard that as an unfortunate development, but it's nothing compared to what happened in Owatonna Wednesday night into Thursday.GOOD DECISION: Mike Wallace turned down more money from Vikings because of Minnesota weather Over the course of that ... More >>
Seriously? Just when we'd let our guard down and thought more 50-degree days were on the horizon, Winter Storm Walda slams us with more of this wintry white stuff. Even if you haven't ventured out into the winter wasteland wonderland, no doubt you've heard about the icicles and slush. Chances are, ... More >>
Live in Minneapolis and find yourself fretting about where you'll stash your car during the latest (and hopefully last) assault by The Winter That Won't End? Don't worry about it.SEE ALSO: Winter of 2012 fourth warmest in Twin Cities history [GRAPHIC] The official Minneapolis Snow Emergency Twitter ... More >>
A combination of yesterday's heavy snowfall and a thick layer of fog over the Twin Cities made for a rough morning for commuters.
Everyone knew this was going to get ugly. Since the frigid rainy-slushy-whatever-it-was started pouring down on our fair state last night, there have been about 367 crashes, spin-outs or vehicles flying off the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Old Man Winter, it appears, didn't a ... More >>
Our unusually mild winter has left many wondering just how much sap will run from the sugar maple trees this season. Will we be relegated to purchasing 100% Canadian maple syrup when the local supply inevitably runs out? Fortunately, there is still a possibility of a strong syrup season, according t ... More >>
The Twin Cities has seen about half as much snow so far this winter as usual.Minnesota's ridiculously mild, almost snow-less winter has forced Bloomington-based Toro to travel elsewhere to test its snowblowers.With just a trace of snow accumulation in the Twin Cities area, Toro has given up on te ... More >>
Matt GrommesThis Christmas is the worst.Still dreaming of a white Christmas? A crisp sleigh ride over the river and through the woods to grandma's? Well, according to the weather experts at the Department of Natural Resources, we can all forget it. "Basically, it would take a Christmas miracle ... More >>
Alex E. PriomosA crash course in winter driving.There were 442 car crashes throughout the state during that light snowfall on Saturday, according to numbers put out by the Minnesota State Patrol. Apparently, everyone who was driving saw the flakes falling, covered their eyes to pretend it wasn' ... More >>
Say it ain't snow.Hey there, Minnesota. We have something to tell you. You might want to sit down for this. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is predicting the first snow of winter 2011-12. There, there -- we all knew this day had to come.
Ashley CouchThe March argument between Ashley Renee Couch and Deontae Thurmond that ended with her tossing their baby in a snow bank is now taking her to jail. The 21-year-old Minneapolis woman will spend a year behind bars for her role in the episode that made headlines all over the country ... More >>
Springtime in Minnesota.This is the winter that just won't let go. A winter storm watch is in effect, and the Twin Cities could see could see four inches of snow on the ground Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Another storm at the end of the week has a chance to throw snow our way, too.
It's been a busy season for the plows.We all sort of knew that winter wasn't done with us yet. Since pouring rain transformed into a heavy snowfall last night, the Twin Cities have accumulated about five to seven inches of powder. As usual, this has been bad news for drivers.
Time to move the cars again.Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books. The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National W ... More >>
We'll be seeing a lot of this today.A foot of snow has fallen on Minneapolis since Sunday morning, and after putting it off overnight, the city declared a snow emergency this morning. That makes eight for the winter -- a record.Mayor R.T. Rybak said Minneapolis was waiting to see how much more sn ... More >>
The plows are out.The snow storm that blew in from the Dakotas and points west this morning has dropped anywhere from 3 inches to a foot of snow over the Twin Cites, and St. Paul responded this evening by declaring a snow emergency. Starting at 9 p.m., parking is banned on all Night Plow Rou ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Twilight HoursJudging from the overwhelmingly positive response we received from the City of Music video we posted of the New Standards covering Trip Shakespeare's "Snow Days," there are quite a few John Munson and Matt Wilson fans out there looking for a fix this holiday se ... More >>
Those hoping to catch Tricky live at the Varsity Theater last night were saddened by the news yesterday afternoon that the trip-hop phenom would not be performing. Little reason was given for the cancellation beyond travel delays due to the inclement weather, but an article in the Toronto Star sh ... More >>
Andrew Bardell, FlickrThe cops are working with Craigslist to track down the mastermind.Stacie and Phillip Lansing just want their snowblower back. They're not mad at you for taking it. They know it wasn't even your fault. But seriously, give it back. While they were out of the house yester ... More >>
The big blue wave should beak over us by evening rush.See that big blue wave on the radar photo? It's going to break right over the Twin Cities in time to make your even commute a pain in the neck. Or knuckles. (Insert your preferred pressure point here.) We're also looking for variations on ... More >>
Time to brush up on your snow emergency know-how.If there's a perfect time to have a whopper snow storm, it has to be a Friday night. Most commuters are off the road. The kids are out of school. So while the storm that walloped Minnesota over the weekend caused hundreds of car accidents and ... More >>
Luke BucklinThe disappearance of Luke Bucklin and his three sons in a private plane somewhere over Wyoming has taken a toll on students at Southwest High School and Anthony Middle School. Then this morning came news that Christian Winger, a Washburn High School freshman, may have left home o ... More >>
Green = rain. Blue = snow. Hold on to your hats, because windpocalypse is forecast to keep hammering the Twin Cities until dinner time on Wednesday. The winds gusted as high as 63 mph at times in the past 24 hours.
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Barring an abrupt shift in the next few days' forecast, the Twin Cities will enjoy its first snow-less March in 132 years. No one's chalking it up to global warming unequivocally, though weather experts note an unusual shift in storm patterns this year."The main storm tracks stayed well to our s ... More >>
Starting Thursday morning at 8 a.m., Minneapolis is banning all parking on the even-numbered side of residential streets. Snow emergency routes are exempt from the rule.
Matt Drudge seems to think Minnesota's impending blizzard will debunk Al Gore.
There's a good chance the Twin Cities metro will experience its whitest Christmas in 30 years. Make your travel plans accordingly.
Ice ice baby! The Chambers Hotel ice bar opens today.
We here at City Pages felt the urge to punch a stranger this morning when we awoke to snow falling from the sky.
Did Minnesotans forget what it was like to have a snowstorm? We'd say yes.
In our part of the country, where chatting about the weather goes beyond small talk and television meteorologists are considered celebrities, Daniel Engber's piece gives the reader a bit of insight into the history of calculating the wind chill factor, and, quite frankly, how meaningless it is.
February 1 marked the tenth anniversary of the coldest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota. The minus 60 degree reading (measured in the Arrowhead town of Tower) produced a weird sort of provincial glee. If memory serves, one enterprising television reporter demonstrated the extremity of the cold ... More >>
You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
On the road with Faux Jean, rock star daydreams surrender to real-life drudgery
Catching a Cold: Kevin Kline and Joan Allen in The Ice Storm.