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Does Minnesota Have the Most Miserable Winters?

I recently came across a poll that ranked each state by how miserable their winters are. According to Thrillist.com, Hawaii fares the best in their survey, no big surprise there.

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Farmer’s Almanac Says Winter Could Be Tough

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac is hitting the stands and they are saying cold, wet, dry and wild for this winter. Is that an interesting prediction or what.

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Camp Pillsbury to host Winter Wonderland in Owatonna

Some hot chocolate and amazing ice sculptures could make the heart of winter a little easier to handle thanks to a winter festival to be hosted by Owatonna's Camp Pillsbury.

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5 Ways To Beat the Summer Heat

Minnesota is often portrayed as being cold and snow-covered all year long. As residents of this great state, we know that is far from the truth. We are blessed to have beautiful transitions through the seasons and summer weather that entices us to get outdoors. But what if, on one of these warm summer days, you want to cool down and don't have air conditioning?

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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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