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Snow Causes Miles-Long Chain of Accidents on Minnesota Freeway

You see the weather reports and wonder "How bad is it really? It's just a few inches of snow." Well Heidi Ubben had an interesting, to say the least, drive on Interstate 35 last night north of Faribault...

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A 60-Degree February in Southern Minnesota

The forecast is heating up and it feels like spring could be here any minute! Knowing how fickle Minnesota weather can be, I reached out to Weather Eye meteorologist Laura Lockwood to get her take on this warm weather we've been experiencing and if it will continue. Laura is always helpful in breaking down weather patterns and explaining the latest forecast to our listeners.

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Sad To See The Snow Go?

February has turned out to be quite a warm month, with temperatures approaching the 60s by this Friday. Our average high at this time of the year is 29 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 8 degrees above zero, and we normally get about 8 inches of snow...

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Rice County Sheriff Advises Keeping Vehicles Off Area Lakes

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn recently issued an advisory recommending people keep their vehicles off the lakes.

Dunn told KDHL/Power 96 Radio it takes his deputies about 30 minutes to get to the scene, "so time is not on your side if you go through that ice...

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How Safe is the Ice?

Last Friday, the Rice County Sheriff's Department asked local ice fishing enthusiasts to stop driving their vehicles on Rice County lakes, due to the unseasonably warm weather we've been experiencing this month...

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Minnesota Town’s Water Tower Froze

We've all heard the saying that if you don't like the weather in Minnesota, wait five minutes, it's likely to change. And there is some truth in that. But as Minnesotans, we also pride ourselves on being able to handle the extremes with no great trouble. Ten inches of snow? Grab a shovel and wait for the plows because you're still headed to work. Summers of 90 degrees? Perfect excuse to cool off with a root beer float. But sometimes, things are out of our control. One Minnesota town recently had their water tower freeze!

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Downtown Faribault Snow Emergency on Friday, January 27

The City of Faribault has declared a snow emergency effective at 1AM Friday, January 27, until 8AM on all downtown streets. This area includes Division Street to Seventh Street, and First Avenue Northwest to First Avenue Northeast...

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Beat the Snow Day Blues With These Fun Ideas

Snow days. They are a kid's dream and a parent's nightmare. How can you fill all the hours of the day without stuffing your children head first into the nearest snow bank...

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Calories Burned Enjoying Minnesota Winters

Was working on your fitness one of your personal goals for the New Year? Have you failed to obtain that gym membership? Don't worry, you may be farther along with your goal than you thought just by living in Minnesota! 

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Using the Wrong Ice Melt Could Be Dangerous for Your Pets

Last evening as I arrived home, the freezing rain was still coming down and my entire driveway, sidewalk and steps were coated in ice. So before I went in I made sure to sprinkle some ice melt on all those surfaces, particularly where I knew we would be walking...

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