Updated: 04/01/2014 11:56 AM
Created: 04/01/2014 11:03 AM WDIO.com
March "went out like a lion"... and some may say it "came in like a lamb," unless high temperatures below zero and in the single digits make you Roar! And Mother Nature continued the April Fools' joke with blizzard like conditions for portions of the Northland during the morning commute.
Rain, freezing rain and snow made for an interesting travel over the two day period. Gusty winds caused blowing and drifting. Winds were clocked at 43mph two miles west of Proctor on Monday.
Snowfall reports from the National Weather Service, Duluth
Monday, March 31 - Tuesday, April 1
As of 11:00 AM Tuesday
|7:00 AM||2 SSW Kabetogama||4.7"||St. Louis Co.|
|9:15 AM||7 N McGregor||4.6'||Aitkin Co.|
|7:06 AM||Grand Rapids||4.5"||Itasca Co.|
|6:55 AM||NWS, 1 S Int'l Falls||3.7"||Koochiching Co.|
|9:53 AM||Breezy Point||3.0"||Crow Wing Co.|
|9:16 AM||3 SE Finland||2.9"||Lake Co.|
|8:09 AM||6 S Grand Rapids||2.7"||Itasca Co.|
|7:58 AM||West Duluth||2.6"||St. Louis Co.|
|10:40 AM||NWS, Duluth||2.5"||St. Louis Co.|
|6:32 AM||4 S Sawyer||1.8"||Carlton Co.|
|9:35 AM||7 ESE Superior||1.5"||Douglas Co.|
|9:45 AM||Hawthorne||1.0"||Douglas Co.|
|8:00 AM||Winton||1.0"||St. Louis Co.|
|9:45 AM||Gile||0.5"||Iron Co.|
|7:31 AM||1 W Silver Bay||0.5"||Lake Co.|
Minnesota, Wisconsin Try to Reboot Income Tax Reciprocity
State tax officials in Minnesota and Wisconsin say they're working to reinstate a system that allowed 80,000 people who work across their shared border to file one state income tax return.
Wisconsin Assembly Committee Takes Up Right-to-Work Bill
Testimony has begun at a public hearing on Wisconsin's right-to-work bill, after the measure rapidly passed the Senate last week. The full Assembly is expected to vote Thursday.
Apostle Islands Ice Caves Open for Short Season with Growing Popularity
This time last year the Apostle Islands Ice Cave season was about to wrap up, but this year, it's just getting started, and the shorter season had crowds flocking to the attraction for its opening weekend. Just days ago, park officials gave the okay for the ice caves to open up to the nearly 11,000 visitors who came over the weekend.
Reward Offered in Red Lake Burning Puppy Case
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to whoever left a puppy to die in a burning trash bin in northern Minnesota.
New Candidate for At-Large Duluth City Council Seat
The Duluth City Council at-large seat now has a new candidate in the running. Noah Hobbs announced on Sunday that he's running for the position.