abc
QUICK LINKS:

Northland Welcomes Warm Weather

Updated: 02/18/2014 6:44 PM
Created: 02/18/2014 6:39 PM WDIO.com
By: Maarja Anderson

For many Northlanders, there is just one way to describe this winter so far.

"Long, long and cold!" said Gina Kreager of Duluth.

It seems even kids are over our frigid weather.

"I'm getting a little sick of it, but I like the sledding down and stuff," said 10-year-old Ben Kreager.

But one day of sunshine and 30 degree weather can turn it all around.

"The weather is perfect and the kids have been dying to go sledding all winter long," said Gina Kreager.

Ben and his cousins made up for lost time on their sleds Tuesday at the hill behind Holy Rosary Catholic School. Going up and down the hill about "50 times," said Ben.

This winter has cooped them up inside.

"When my sister texted me this morning, I wanted to go right away just because we've been inside so much," said Sally Oase of Duluth.

Over at the UMD campus, you will still find plenty of snow, but one thing missing? Winter jackets. Students ditched their puffy coats for sweatshirts, and even t-shirts.

"I'm so happy! I'm done with the winter," said Halina Lewis.

The subzero temperatures have been dragging Lewis down. She said this winter has been tough and her social life has taken a hit.

Her classmate, Haley Lund, agreed.

"Living in Minnesota you don't get a lot of Vitamin D and I think that brings everyone's mood kind of down. So this sun is awesome," said Lund.

They'll soak it up now, because winter in the Northland isn't quite over yet.

Front Page

  • Industrial Fire Causes Severe Damage to Superior Building

    Eyewitness News caught the scene of a hefty industrial fire around 11 p.m. Thursday night. The Superior Fire Dept. says the blaze was found inside a large metal building owned by AA Roll Off Service Inc. Damages are estimated at $250,000. 

  • Special Report: Over the Limit, Under Arrest

    A DWI... as many as 1 in 7 drivers have one. They also have a record... and the price tag to prove it. What will a DWI cost you?

  • Adrian Peterson (archive photo) Peterson Says 'Fresh Start' Might Be Best

    Peterson tells the USA Today that he has strong support from coaches and players on the Vikings. But he also spoke about other people within the organization who aren't on his side. He tells the newspaper that it might be best "to get a fresh start somewhere else."

  • Duluth Airport Opens Enclosed Parking Garage, Skyway

    Travelers used to parking outdoors at the Duluth International Airport are in for a change starting Friday morning when a new 4-level parking garage and glass-enclosed connecting skyway opens.  Chilly temperatures in the Northland are exactly the kind of weather that has travelers excited...

     

  • PolyMet: What We're Working on Now

    While the public waits for regulators to finish the environmental review for PolyMet, the company is keeping busy as well.

 
Advertisement