abc
QUICK LINKS:

Forget Minnesota Nice, Northlanders Grumpy About Cold

Updated: 01/22/2014 9:37 AM
Created: 01/21/2014 3:48 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

Forget Minnesota nice. When it gets this cold over and over again, polite goes out the window.

"It stinks," Pam Rannila said.

"I don't like it," Elmer Olson said. "It's too cold this winter."

Tuesday marked the ninth day we've hit -20 degrees or colder this winter. That's actual temperatures without wind chill.

"It takes my breathe away; it hurts," Michaela Silker said. "I don't like it."

Even if you try to stay positive, the problems that come with cold weather can quickly sour your mood.

"I woke up to go out to go to school and there was glass all over my seat and all over my floor from a bottle of sprite blowing up," Jim Rice said.

In true Minnesota fashion, let's look on the bright side.

Records show January 6 through January 18 are the coldest days of the winter season. Also, on January 21, 1954 it hit -32 degrees.

Does that make you feel better?

"No," Rannila said. "Not until I feel the warmth."

Front Page

  • Woman Hospitalized after Armed Standoff with Deputies in Douglas County

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. 

  • City of Tower Starts Dredging on Multi-Million-Dollar Harbor Project

    The City of Tower is starting a new phase of an old dream. Back in June, WDIO's sister station KSTP reported that Tower's multi-million-dollar Harbor Renaissance Project hadn't gone anywhere in seven years. But Wednesday, the City said they're moving forward.

  • Minnesota Food Charter Launched at DECC

    Around five hundred people flocked to the DECC for the Minnesota Statewide Food Access Summit. One of the big events? The launch of the of the Minnesota Food Charter. Only four other states have a food charter, but Food Charter Steering Committee Chair Mindy Kurzer said number five is unique.

  • Bong Bridge to Reopen Friday

    The Duluth-bound lanes of the Richard I. Bong Bridge are expected to reopen Friday morning after a summer of construction.  Superior-bound lanes have remained open this year but will be closed next year.

  • TV Campaign Ads Make Wealth an Issue in Minn. Election

    It seems an hour doesn't go by without several television campaign ads criticizing a candidate for having millions of dollars or trying to line his or her pockets at government expense. Class warfare is nothing new in politics, but it certainly is more pronounced in Minnesota this year because of two Republican candidates: Stewart Mills and Mike McFadden. They've been the target of a barrage of attack ads aimed at their personal wealth and how they accumulated it.

 

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Iron
Expires: 10/31/2014 11:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Houghton; Keweenaw; Ontonagon; Southern Houghton
Expires: 10/31/2014 12:00 PM

Lakeshore Flood Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Alger; Baraga; Gogebic; Houghton; Keweenaw; Marquette; Ontonagon
Expires: 10/31/2014 2:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement