Winter Weather

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    November 12, 2014

    St. Cloud Cathedral Kills Snow Days

    Scores of kids around the state had school cancelled due to Monday's snowstorm, leaving them free to sleep in, sit back, and enjoy a free extended weekend courtesy of Mother Nature. Lazy students got an extra day to procrastinate writing that paper they put off all weekend, while others had a chanc ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    Hell's Kitchen to offer snowstorm discount Friday, in honor of this interminable winter

    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 >>

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    January 22, 2014
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    January 9, 2014

    WCCO's Rachel Slavik on being butt of Colbert's cold weather coverage jokes: "I think it's great" [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Beer of the Week: Schell's Snowstorm

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Watch 15 inches of snow fall on Owatonna in two minutes [TIME-LAPSE VIDEO]

    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 >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Minnesota freaks out about Winter Storm Walda: Your photos and tweets

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Mpls could get a foot of snow, but there will be no snow emergency [FORECAST IMAGE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    394 crashes reported in Minnesota since Sunday afternoon

    A combination of yesterday's heavy snowfall and a thick layer of fog over the Twin Cities made for a rough morning for commuters.

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    February 29, 2012

    Over 350 vehicle accidents since the start of storm

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Maple syrup: This season's prospects

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Toro, citing lack of Minnesota snow, moves snowblower tests to Michigan [GRAPHIC]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    It's going to be a brown Christmas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    More than 400 vehicles crashed during light snowfall on Saturday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    First snow of the season falls today

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Ashley Renee Couch sentenced for throwing baby in snowbank

    Ashley Couch​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    April snow again? You betcha. Four inches predicted Tuesday

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    219 crashes reported in the Twin Cities today

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Twin Cities snow storm breaks February record

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Minneapolis declares snow emergency [UPDATES]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    St. Paul declares snow emergency but Minneapolis holds off [UPDATES]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    The Twilight Hours play the Varsity Theater tomorrow

    Photo courtesy of the Twilight Hours​Judging 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Tricky rescued from snowstorm by kind couple outside of Toronto

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Craigslist fraudster facilitates snowblower theft [Updated]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Snow storm is going to make the drive home a pain

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Minneapolis clobbered by snow [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Christian Winger back home after going to help find Bucklins [UPDATE]

    Luke Bucklin​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Windpocalypse seriously blows

    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.

  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Enbridge Energy could be Minnesota's BP

    Oil company has friends on the PUC

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Twin Cities' first snowless March since 1878

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Minneapolis bans parking on most even side of streets until April

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Drudge Report uses Minnesota snowstorm as evidence against climate change

    Matt Drudge seems to think Minnesota's impending blizzard will debunk Al Gore.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Ginormous blizzard on the way

    There's a good chance the Twin Cities metro will experience its whitest Christmas in 30 years. Make your travel plans accordingly.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Now Open: Chambers Hotel Ice Bar

    Ice ice baby! The Chambers Hotel ice bar opens today.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Minn. snow: At least the tigers dig it

    We here at City Pages felt the urge to punch a stranger this morning when we awoke to snow falling from the sky.

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    September 16, 2009
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    September 16, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Snowmageddon! Get home ASAP or have a miserable night!

    Did Minnesotans forget what it was like to have a snowstorm? We'd say yes.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Obama brings Midwestern winter toughness to the Capitol

    D.C. is crying over a little ice? All of us back here in the Midwest could te ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    April 10, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 4/10: That's the breaks

    A world premiere of an exciting interdisciplinary work of art comes to the Walker, the Wild fall to the Avalanche, and we strap in for more snow.

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    March 4, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    Snowfall expected

    Accuweather is forecasting several inches. Big ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007
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    February 12, 2007

    Slate calls BS on the wind chill factor

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2006

    Our mild January: Winners and losers in the wild kingdom

    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 >>

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Cruel and Unusual

    You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.

  • Music

    May 7, 2003

    Almost Famous

    On the road with Faux Jean, rock star daydreams surrender to real-life drudgery

  • Movies

    October 29, 1997

    Promise Keepers

    Catching a Cold: Kevin Kline and Joan Allen in The Ice Storm.

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    December 4, 1996
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