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  • St. Paul winter parking ban starts this weekend
    The city says snowbanks have grown so large that there's not enough room for emergency vehicles to squeeze down some of the streets.February 27, 2014
  • Frozen pipes causing headaches for rural water systems
    Minnesota's largest rural water system says its facing a "phenomenal" problem with frozen water pipes.February 27, 2014
  • High temps today likely to be 30 degrees below normal; snow possible Friday, Saturday
    Brrrr. Afternoon highs are likely to top out about 30 degrees shy of normal in the state today. Snow moves into parts of Minnesota Friday and Saturday. "The earlier sunrises and the later sunsets are the most positive things I can offer on a day when wind chill readings are bitterly cold," writes meteorologist Craig Edwards on Updraft.February 27, 2014
  • Strong winds, falling temperatures and darkness add up to trouble
    Winds are likely to remain strong through midnight before diminishing across western Minnesota. By daybreak, the highest winds will be in far eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.February 26, 2014
  • Misery continues with bitter cold, ground blizzard
    Another invasion of arctic air will dive south through the state today. And strong winds will likely whip up snow already on the ground later today in parts of central and southern Minnesota.February 26, 2014
  • Coldest winter in more than 35 years; blizzard conditions develop on Wednesday
    Expect a blustery Wednesday with winds shifting from the southwest to the northwest. Wind chill readings will be well below zero on Wednesday night.February 25, 2014
  • Pothole season off to a bumpy start
    Pothole season has begun and it's a bad one.February 25, 2014
  • Mother Nature's giving us the cold shoulder
    The silver lining, and this is perhaps a stretch, is the increasing amount of daylight. There is some sense of warmth to the afternoon sun. Certainly not offsetting the biting wind. Speaking of biting wind, there will be gusty winds on Wednesday that sting despite the increase in temperature on the thermometer.February 25, 2014
  • Can Canada teach us how to remove snow?
    Minneapolis has enacted parking restrictions, which introduces a new world of hurt in the winter driving season.St. Paul is also considering parking restrictions. But in Montreal, they do things differently.February 25, 2014
  • It's Snowplow Operator Week in North Dakota
    Officials say drivers work hard to clear North Dakota's roads but they also serve as the state's "eyes and ears" in reporting winter conditions.February 25, 2014
  • Snow passing south; cold air going nowhere
    A swath of light snow, accumulating an inch or two will pass through southwest Minnesota and Iowa this evening and overnight. With the cold temperatures this coating of snow will make for hazardous travel.February 24, 2014
  • Old Man Winter extends his stay; deep snow cover to hang around
    Arctic cold has settled over the Upper Midwest and will be firmly established through the week. Sunday morning's cold temperature was but a foretaste of things to come. Note the appearance of an urban heat island extending from the Twin Cities up Interstate 94.February 24, 2014
  • Is Minnesota snowplowing really worse now?
    Throughout the weekend, cubicle dwellers who've never run a plow, opined on the proper way to clear the state's highways, including the proper selection of salt. It's safe to say they weren't under a bridge in Mankato during the storm.February 24, 2014
  • Major winter storm blows through: One death reported, dozens of injuries, and traffic trauma
    Sixty-four people have been injured and one person has died on state roads and highways since Thursday afternoon as a huge winter storm made its way across Minnesota. Meanwhile, school cancellations and early storm warnings kept many people at home.February 21, 2014
  • Snow storm hits Rochester hard
    Parts of southern Minnesota area still under a blizzard warning after a major winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow in some areas, closed schools and cut off electricity for thousands of customers. MPR's Elizabeth Baier described conditions in Rochester for Morning Edition Host Cathy Wurzer.February 21, 2014

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