Weather Forecast

The hockey nets at the Garfield rink in Willmar sat unused on Thursday as cold weather kept would-be skaters indoors. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Weather puts a freeze on local games


Having already dealt with an uncooperative spring that forced athletic directors to scramble to find dates for their postponed events, and already having to deal with the usual postponements due to snowing and adverse conditions in the winter, a new element rears its ugly head. Bitter cold.

The majority of the scheduled events in the area were postponed on Thursday due to frigid temperatures and a brutal wind chill. The temperature was minus-18 as of 5 p.m. Thursday in Willmar.

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