-35º Below Windchill? Time for Ice Cream! (of course)

Why No One’s Rooting For FREE* Ice Cream Once upon a time, people in the Twin Cities knew that when the thermometer dived, ice cream at local favorite Sebastian Joe’s went on sale. So, when the thermometer dipped to -17º below last night, the corresponding discount would be a cool (sorry) 25%, per the chart above....
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“True Minnesotan,” Defined

“Cold Enough For ‘Ya?,” or “Go West North, Young Man” I’m sure that other people have their own preferred definitions of what constitutes a “true Minnesotan” (Growing up knowing how to sheetrock?  Ice skating before you could walk?). But here’s mine: “A true Minnesotan is someone who heads north, not south, whenever they have vacation or a...
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Winter Humor: Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay (& Elsewhere)

  Mind Over Matter Weather While rain is forecast for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa Bay this Sunday, the high temp is still expected to be close to 70 degrees. In the Twin Cities? Not so much (literally). In fact, the warmest it’s expected to reach locally the next ten days is 5 degrees, with...
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Winter Humor: Minnesota vs. Miami (& Elsewhere)

60 above zero: Floridians turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens. 50 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Duluth sunbathe. 20 above zero: Floridians use coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats. People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt. 15 above zero: New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in...
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Green Means “Go?” Not by Lake Calhoun During Rush Hour

More People Living ” & Working ” by the Lakes? “You Betcha!” Once upon a time, on an especially nice weekday in Summer, the traffic heading east to Lake Calhoun would back up a couple blocks during rush hour. No more. Now, it’s practically year-round, in both directions ” at least any time the windchill...
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Minnesota Winter Travel (“Away From,” not “To”)

Return Home “To Do” List: Multiple Choice You’ve just returned to Minnesota, tired and hungry late on a Sunday night, from somewhere 50° (or 100°!) degrees warmer.** What’s the first thing you do upon arriving home via Uber? A. Check on your two teenage kids (presumably, studying in their rooms); B. Check on your dog....
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