The Northwestern football team is aiming for their third Heart O' North Conference title, something they've shared the past two seasons. The team says they are done sharing that title and have goals to make this year's squad a longer standing playoff team with a few new weapons on their side.
Although snow didn't start falling until the early morning hours, this latest winter storm began when temperatures were above freezing. Fog and drizzle from the previous night washed salt off many of the roads. But after a cold front swept through the region causing the temperatures to plummet through the 20s, an icy glaze turned sidewalks and untreated avenues into ice rinks.
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is about three weeks away, and trails are looking much better than last year. The mid-distance race is especially popular this year, with nearly double the number of mushers registered.