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  • Photos: Inside the majestic Lake Superior ice caves
    For the first time in nearly five years, the south shore of Lake Superior has frozen enough to allow people to access the ice caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.February 5, 2014
  • Lake Superior freezes over a month early
    You know it's been a real winter when the Big Lake They Call Gitche Gumee freezes over in early February.February 5, 2014
  • Coldest Minnesota winter in 30 years so far
    So far this winter is running about 7.5 degrees colder than average through December and January.February 3, 2014
  • Tundra time continues, snow south this weekend
    Some indicators early in winter pointed to a potential for a warming trend as we move into February. It does look slightly less Nordic in the next 2 weeks, but I don't see any huge warm ups in sight, yet.January 31, 2014
  • Bidding farewell to January's brutal weather
    Statewide observers reported mean monthly temperatures that ranged from 7 to 10 degrees colder than normal, ranking among the 3-4 coldest Januarys of the past 35 years. University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley discussed the weather with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.January 31, 2014
  • Blue Line light rail train hits trailer of pickup truck on slippery road
    No one was hurt in the crash, which took place north of Interstate 494, at the rail crossings at 34th Avenue South and Airport Lane, around 11:20 a.m. The train was traveling northbound. The truck traveled westbound through the intersection.January 30, 2014
  • After snow, sub-zero temps to settle over Minn.
    Brisk northwest winds up to 20 miles per hour will follow in the wake of the snow. Temperatures will drop down to near -20 in the north to -10 in southern Minnesota and stay below average for the foreseeable future.January 30, 2014
  • What science has to say about Obama's speech
    President calls for 'more urgency' in the face of droughts and floods.The Daily Circuit, January 30, 2014
  • Two days later, Atlantans can retrieve cars abandoned in storm
    There's still ice on the roads and the temperature's not going to climb much above freezing today, but authorities in Atlanta want to start reuniting drivers with the hundreds of vehicles that were abandoned on highways during the winter storm that blew through Tuesday.January 30, 2014
  • Car fire, spinouts slow snowy commute
    As snow falls over parts of the state, it brings the heaviest bands of snow to the Twin Cities this morning, causing a messy morning commute.January 30, 2014
  • Winter storm warnings for Thursday commute
    Expect a very difficult commute in the Twin Cities metro with heavy snow falling, poor visibility and snow covered roads Thursday morning. If you must travel, plan on at least double commute times Thursday morning.January 29, 2014
  • Photos: The brutal Arrowhead 135 Ultra
    For most mortals, running, biking or skiing in a 135 mile race through Minnesota's north woods would seem a daunting enough task. But in the Arrowhead 135 Ultra, the competitors not only brave sub-zero degree temperatures, they crave it.January 28, 2014
  • Minnesota cold leads to at least one death
    On Monday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order retroactively authorizing members of the Minnesota National Guard to help and shelter stranded motorists as snowy and cold conditions swept across the state. By Monday night, travel conditions had improved in the state to such an extent that no emergency shelters for motorists remained open.January 27, 2014
  • Polar temps, heavy winds close schools and roads, strand travelers
    Schools are closed, the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus has canceled classes, dozens of roads are closed and travelers were stranded Sunday night as another polar deep freeze descended on Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.January 27, 2014
  • Largest school districts closed Monday; U cancels classes in Twin Cities
    Behind the snow will come some of Minnesota's coldest air of the winter with lows of 20 to 25 degrees below zero and wind chills in the minus-35 to minus-50 range.January 26, 2014

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