Today, for the first time in 2014, the Twin Cities is under an "orange" air quality alert. That means breathing the air could be unhealthy for sensitive groups.Reached this morning, Cassie McMahon, air quality research analyst for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, said that unfortunately, rela ... More >>
The city of Minneapolis imposed "Winter Parking Restrictions" yesterday, meaning drivers face a $200-plus ticket and tow if they park on the even numbered side of non-Snow Emergency Routes.SEE ALSO: CNN criticized for torturing reporter by making her stand amid Mpls' polar vortex [VIDEO] Minneapolis ... More >>
Between Monday and Wednesday, Minneapolis crews plowed the equivalent of a one-lane road between Minneapolis and Anchorage, Alaska. Last night, they started doing it all over again. See Also: - Minnesota snowpocalypse 2014: Top tweets - What happens to the 264 cars in the Car2Go fleet during snow e ... More >>
Last night Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub introduced a very limited supply beer: Polar Vortex Eisbock. The beer comes from freezing their Doppelbock, which concentrates the alcohol and changes the beer's complexion. This batch packs a 10.4% ABV (as compared to the Doppelbock's 8.3%). See also: Ind ... More >>
Most of us like to complain about the Polar Vortex from the comfort of our climate-controlled homes, cars, or offices. For the homeless, however, the possibility of trying to survive outside on a night when temperatures are set to fall as low as -19 is deadly serious.SEE ALSO: CNN criticized for tor ... More >>
While much of the state shut down this week because of the Polar Vortex, area brewers kept at it, and with a post-holiday weekend upon us, it's time to get back into the Minnesota beer business and get out on the town. For those interested in getting out of the metro, Mankato is hosting the Mankato ... More >>
Today, the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of bitterly cold weather.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Dan Barreiro's gripe about Snownami coverageTemperatures in the area are plummeting... all the way down t ... More >>
From the "Assuming the charges are accurate, how do these people sleep at night?" file:SEE ALSO: Laura Ness, wife of Duluth mayor, rushes to aid man who was shot in head outside Whole Foods Duluth resident Taylor Griffin, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree aggravated assault, auto theft ... More >>
Image you're a migrating loon headed north for the summer. All of the sudden, you find yourself thinking what the hell? as you fly into a nasty, unseasonal ice storm. And next thing you know, you wake up in some random human's bathtub.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Zoo selling unintentionally (?) morbid s ... More >>
It's March. When will winter start?Apparently, this year, it won't. We somehow managed to skate through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and Valentine's Day with daytime temps rarely dipping below 30 degrees and, for those of us in Minneapolis at least, no snow emergencies. Temps are projecte ... More >>
A dozen autumns ago I moved to Minneapolis from South Dakota, and it was then that I learned how all'a ya can't shut up about one thing: The Halloween Blizzard of '91.
Well. We figured Doomtree would have something up their sleeves to celebrate the release of their forthcoming full-crew full-length, No Kings, which drops on November 22. But this is practically obscene.
It's practically summer outside today and the temperature is threatening to break the 132-year-old record high of 87 degrees. So what better time to let everyone know that this winter is going to completely suck? This morning, the website AccuWeather released its winter forecast predictions, w ... More >>
Ashley Renee Couch will be sentenced in May.Ashley Renee Couch has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, a little more than a month after a bizarre episode in which she threw her baby into a snowbank during a heated argument with the baby's father. That man, 19-year-old Deontae Thurmond, was ... More >>
Bad, but not as bad as Fargo.When it comes to endless, subzero dark winters, and blisteringly hot, humid summers, Fargo beats us cold, according to online voters in the Weather Channel's "Toughest Weather City" tournament. You know what? Losing a trumped-up competition based on NCAA March Madne ... More >>
Ashley Couch is charged with neglect and endangerment.Keith St. Pierre had just stepped off the bus into the frigid negative-three degree windchill when he noticed a young couple fighting. The woman, Ashley Couch, was holding an infant in her arms. New details from a police complaint release ... More >>
MuladDangerously cold.It's cold: 14 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. in Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service. That was frigid enough for Minneapolis Public Schools to notify parents that all absences are automatically excused for the day. It's even colder in the suburbs: Minus ... More >>
Photo: FacebookLike a plague of locusts.The Vikings and the University of Minnesota put out the call a little while ago for paid volunteers to start shoveling snow out of TCF Bank Stadium ahead of Monday night's Vikings-Bears match. And as you can see from the photo below, a plague of snow sh ... More >>
Luke BucklinFour days after his aircraft disappeared over the Wyoming mountains, there's a bit of good news in the search for Luke Bucklin and three of his children. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office said today that a specially equipped aircraft flew over the search area numerous times on ... More >>
Look at those hardy tundra dwellers at home in their element.
A time-lapse movie of a snowstorm hitting Bridge Square in downtown Northfield. Nice music, too. Enjoy.
Cold weather means it's time for comfort food.
We found this old photo of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace in 1986.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
While bearded ladies are just sexy in general, (who doesn't love a furry woman, right?) this photo just made us quite jealous.
First rule during epic snow battles: Don't get stuck in a snow bank.
Local Catholics protest John Nienstedt article declaring gayness a "grave evil"
Leaving winter behind for hot rods, low-rent celebrities, and the drawbacks of concrete siding