The Big Story Blog

Making do with tropical fruit in Halloween storm

Posted at 6:21 AM on October 31, 2011 by Jon Gordon
Filed under: Climate, History, Weather

On the 20th anniversary of the historic 1991 Halloween snowstorm, we're sharing stories from our Public Insight Network sources and Facebook followers. Here's one:


"I carved a pineapple since the closest grocery store was out of pumpkins."

-Kelly Homer, via Facebook

Illustration by Tom Gau

About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.

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