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Does Winter Weather Affect The Type Of Car You’ll Buy? Research Shows A Shift In Preferences Among Minnesota Customers This Winter

It only stands to reason - you buy the type of vehicle you need for your surroundings.  A convertible might be nice in sunny California or Arizona, but it's not very practical in Minnesota in January.

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Updated Storm Predictions for Winter Storm Warning 02-20-14

Another winter storm is beginning to move into the Twin Ports region, but this storm could bring a larger amount of heavier snow than what we saw on Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of Eastern Minnesota and all of Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan. The warning is in effect now, and remains in effect until noon Friday.

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TanawatPontchour
TanawatPontchour
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What Cities Are Asking People To Run Their Water? Ten Communities Are Currently On The List

This has been an especially brutal winter - both for snow and cold temperatures.  Those bitterly-cold temperatures have combined to drive the frost further into the ground that usual, resulting in many homes with frozen water pipes

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Winter Storm Warning 02-17-14

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, effective from 2 am Monday to 3 pm Monday.

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raul taborda
raul taborda
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Does Real Chili Contain Beans? How Do You Make Your Bowl Of Red?

Chili is the perfect hot-meal compliment to the cold winter weather we've experienced the last month or so.  A piping hot "bowl of red" warms the core and sticks to your ribs - just the kind of food Northlanders love.  Most folks can agree on this.

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TotalPics
TotalPics
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Haywards Residents Asked To Run Water Until Further Notice; Freeze Potential In Cities Water Mains

Residents who get their water from the City of Hayward are being asked to run water from a faucet in their home at a quarter-inch stream (about the size of a pencil) until further notice.  The potential for city water services freezing is high, especially with the cold temperatures we've experienced so far this winter

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Wind Chill Warning 020614

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM CST FRIDAY FOR: Central St. Louis; North St. Louis; Northern Cook, Northern Lake

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENI

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Source:  Steve Tanko
Source: Steve Tanko
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Why Is Hammond Avenue So Bumpy This Winter? How Can You Request Pothole And Frost Heave Fixes For Streets In Superior?

It's been a rough winter - no question about it.  Snow, cold temperatures, and frost that's been driven farther into the ground than usual.  It's that frost that's causing problems on Hammond Avenue in Superior - between 21st and 28th streets.  If you've driven that stretch of road in the last month or so, you've no doubt noticed the washboard-like roadway that everyone is talking about.  Officials with the City of Superior are aware of the problem and have suggested that an investigation and fix probably won't happen until after the spring thaw.

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(Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Ice Harvesting Connects Past With Present In Wisconsin

These days, if you want to keep something cold you put it in the refidgerator or freezer.  Electric appliances have made this reality something we take for granted.  But once upon a time, our ancestors used blocks of ice to keep things cool.  Amish communities in Wisconsin maintain the practice and keep the skill set alive in Wisconsin.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Cold Weather Might Be Good For Us; An Opinion Piece Makes The Case That Our Recent Weather Might Be Beneficial

No matter what happens in the remaining months to come - the Winter of 2013-2014 will go down in the record books as one of those winters.  You know the type:  snow and cold;  Okay, lots of snow and lots of cold.  Contrary to what you might be thinking about our recent weather - it may be beneficial to you.

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(Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Can It Snow When It’s Really Cold? The Science Behind The Myth That Cold And Snow Never Go Hand In Hand

Live in the northland for any length of time and you'll hear the adage:  It can't snow when it gets cold - or - it's too cold to snow - or - something along those lines.  And it's true, there appears to be a correlation between the temperature and the chances of significant snowfall.  But what about the science behind the claim?  Is there factual evidence that can back the claim up?

Yes and no.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Hell’s Kitchen Is Coming To Embarrass, Minnesota, February 22; Fundraiser Will Raise Money For The Communities Fire Department And Regional Fair

Hell's Kitchen is getting ready to open up shop in Embarrass, Minnesota!  Now before you start calling for reservations, you should get the full story.

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