The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the "outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks" by President Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology.
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.
Even for the heartiest Northlanders, this winter has been pretty rough. We’ve dealt with day after day of below zero temperatures, seemingly non-stop winter weather alerts, and ice is already forming on Lake Superior. Let’s not forget it's only the first week of January.