Weather

Drought Conditions End in Northland

DULUTH, Minn. – The persistent spring days of cold temperatures, scattered with rain and snow showers, may not be the most pleasant.  However, they have helped to eliminate all drought conditions across the Northland. For the first time in nearly two years, only a few parts of the region are abnormally dry, the lowest ranking in the drought monitor report….

Public Works Crews Responding to Road Washouts in Northern St. Louis County

With the continuing rain forecast this weekend, Boder said, more washouts are likely.

County Road 65 is temporarily closed approximately 1.2 miles west of State Highway 73 due to a culvert washout. Repairs are expected to be done next week. ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Minn.- St. Louis County Public Works crews closed parts of several roads in the Northern part of the county, due to excessive rain and snowmelt Saturday. According to Public Works…

Researchers To Study Minnesotans Who Swim In Icy Waters

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Researchers plan to study a group of Minnesotans who dunk themselves in icy Lake Harriet every winter day. The Star Tribune reports that researchers from Rockefeller University’s Cohen Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism are studying so-called brown fat that generates heat in cold conditions in humans. They’re currently investigating blood biomarkers of brown fat in young New Yorkers…

Blizzard in North Dakota, Possible Tornado in SE Minnesota

Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A possible tornado tore up a small Minnesota town and a blizzard forced the closure of the North Dakota Capitol, schools and roads, as spring storms wreaked havoc across the Upper Midwest. The National Weather Service said the unconfirmed tornado took the roofs off houses, destroyed grain bins, snapped power lines and lifted a…

Wind Overturns 9 Semi-Trucks on I-35 in Minnesota

(FOX 9) – As storms begin to roll through most of Minnesota, communities are embracing for the possibility of heavy rains, strong winds and potential snow totals. As a result, at 1:50 p.m. strong winds tipped over nine semis at mile marker 55 south of Faribault on northbound I-35, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. No injuries were reported. Heavy delays are expected…