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MnDOT Asks Motorists’ Help for Safer Driving Around Snowplows

More than 30 crashes involving vehicles and snowplows have been reported

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that there have been more than 30 crashes this season involving vehicle sand snow plows, and they are urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snowing operations. “Crashes typically happen because of inattentive drivers, motorists driving too close to the plow, or motorists driivng too fast for conditions,”…

A Slippery Start To 2017

Tips To Stay Safe On Slick Sidewalks

Icy sidewalks are apart of life here in the northland, but, there are things you can do to stay a bit safer when trekking around this time of year. Now that winter is in full swing, and mother nature has laid down a solid layer of ice, a fall out here could not only ruin your day, but it could…

One More Round of Snow, Then Cold

Snowfall is leaving the Northland this afternoon and visibilities are beginning to improve but winds are starting to pick up from the northwest which will cause some flowing and drifting of the fresh snowfall especially on open roadways. Northwest Wisconsin is still seeing some snowfall but by this evening that should end as well. Currently Cornucopia tops the list with…

Tips on How to Fix Your Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes Stop Working, and Can Even Crack if Left Frozen

When temperatures drop low, frozen pipes can cause big problems, because pipes especially water lines, stop working altogether when they’re frozen. Experts say it’s crucial to keep pipes warm so they don’t freeze. You can do this by circulating air around the pipes with a fan, or keeping cabinet doors under the sink open so the pipes can get warm…

UW Faculty Challenge DNR Climate Change Revisions

Scientists saying it's a violation of trust with the public

MADISON (AP) – A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison professors are ripping the state Department of Natural Resources for scrubbing language from its website that declared human activity is causing climate change. The Republican-controlled agency quietly changed the language last month to say the cause of climate change is debatable. Seven UW-Madison climate, zoology and ecology professors released a column…

Several Snow Systems to Build Up Accumulations This Week

The first chance of snow is ongoing today. We have a weak level of low pressure in South Dakota that is transporting moisture northward to the Northland. It is also getting assistance from the arctic high pressure that brought in all the cold temperatures earlier this week. Snowfall amounts with this clipper will be a dusting along the Borderlands and…

Viewer Photos: A SubZero Start to the New Year

Viewer Photos from January 2017

1/6 Stephanie Wagner, Canal Park, Duluth, MN Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Mary Beth Anderson, on Lake Eleven near Sandstone, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Kara and Joe Petron sending in frost from Virginia, Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Chris Drovdal near the old Central High School in Duluth Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Richard Wyandt in Inglis,…

London Road Car Wash Stays Busy in Winter Months

As salt builds up, London Road sees an increase of business

DULUTH, Minn. – People are definitely noticing the cold weather when it comes to their car this time of year. Over at London Road Car Wash, employees have been very busy de-icing cars as well as  cleaning off salt from the roads. There really is only a couple of ways to keep your car clean this time of year. Sam…

School Closings & Delays 1/5/17

Thursday, January 5, 2017

School Closings & Delays for Thursday, January 5, 2017: Closings: Bessemer, MI Schools Watersmeet, MI Schools 2-Hour Delay: Bois Forte Head Start (Nett Lake and Vermilion) (No afternoon bus run) Categories: News, School Closings Tags: school closings, school delays

Northlanders Do Activities Indoors to Keep Out of the Cold Temperatures

Ways to warm up in the frigid temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. -With the frigid temperatures this week, places like coffee shops have been really busy. Over at Amity Coffee in Duluth, employees have noticed a couple common trends among their customers. Jordan Pykkonen, the Manager at Amity Coffee, said “The first customers don’t come until later and they are staying in longer, I don’t think they want to go…

Giants Ridge Adjusts Hours for Cold Weather

Hibbing Alpine Invitation scheduled for Thursday has been postponed

BIWABIK, Minn. – Due to the extremely cold temperatures that have been predicted for Thursday, January 5, Giants Ridge Ski Area will be closed. The Hibbing Alpine Invitation scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until further notice. Hours will be reduced on Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7, with the ski area closing at 4:30 p.m. Regular hours are…

School Delays: 1-3-17

School Delays for Tuesday, January 3, 2017

School Delays for Tuesday, January 3, 2017: 2-hr Delay: Babbitt Elementary School Bois Forte Head Start Lake Superior Schools Northeast Range School Tower-Soudan Elementary School   Categories: School Closings Tags: school delay, school delays

Second Round of Snow Expected Tonight

A prolonged snowfall event has accumulated a few inches of snow from yesterday evening. We had the greatest amounts to the north of the Twin Ports. In in the Duluth area, Taft had 1.8 inches, 1.4 inches in Wrenshall, One inch in Lester Park and Lakeside in Douglas County, and 0.6” in Hermantown at the Duluth International Airport.  Farther north,…

First Snow Storm of 2017

We are starting off the new year with a winter snow storm that is poised to move through the Northland in the next 48 hours. Snow is already developing and should continue to increase in coverage as it moves through Southern Minnesota to the Northeast. Snow should begin by midnight for areas in Aitkin, Pine, and Carlton Counties. Soon to…

The Latest on Today’s Snowfall

Just a quick update on how the latest weather models are handling today’s clipper system.  We call these storms “Alberta clippers” for a reason – they clip along really quickly and the usually originate in western Canada!  This one is centered just north of the Canadian border and has already brought nearly four inches of snow in parts of rural…

Wisconsin DNR Removes Wording Saying Humans Cause Climate Change

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The State Department of Natural Resources has quietly removed language from its website that stated humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the website now says the cause of climate change is debatable. Gone are sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising carbon dioxide levels….