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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
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January 8, 2014
Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead
NEW YORK/MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.
January 8, 2014 - 8:01am
January 7, 2014
Frigid Arctic air moving across eastern U.S.
(Reuters) - A deadly blast of Arctic air that shattered decades-old records as it gripped the middle United States moved eastward on Tuesday,...
January 7, 2014 - 7:23am
January 6, 2014
'Life-threatening' cold bites Midwest, heads east
MILWAUKEE/COLUMBUS (Reuters) - As the Midwestern United States shivered through the region's lowest temperatures in two decades and forecasters warned that life-threatening cold was heading eastward, officials in Chicago and other districts said schools would be closed on Monday.
January 6, 2014 - 7:40am
December 16, 2013
U.S. wintry storm dumps snow over New England
(Reuters) - A large winter storm that dumped snow across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast swept into its final stage as it passed over New England...
December 16, 2013 - 7:01am
December 8, 2013
Storm pushes up U.S. East Coast after deep freeze in the South
(Reuters) - A massive winter storm that left parts of the Southeastern United States in a deep freeze pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, with...
December 8, 2013 - 11:19pm
December 6, 2013
Willmar records 3.5 inches of snow; Bird Island area records highest total in region
WILLMAR — A yardstick wasn’t long enough to measure all of the snow that piled up in Two Harbors, but a 12-inch ruler sufficed for this region. Willmar recorded 3.50 inches of snow in the winter storm that whipped through the state and ushered in arctic cold, according to National...
December 6, 2013 - 11:02pm
December 5, 2013
Worst of wind chills on Friday forecast for west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- The deep freeze arrived today as promised, and the worst of the wind chills forecast over the next two days will occur right here...
December 5, 2013 - 3:46pm
Western, central Minn. schools starting late
WILLMAR -- Schools in the region are opening two hours late this morning after Wednesday's winter storm. Blowing snow is in the forecast today, with highs in the single digits and wind chills to 20 below. Crews clearing the roads of snow were expecting another long day...
December 5, 2013 - 7:00am
December 4, 2013
While the first real storm of the season promised more than it delivered, it’s going to be messy for a few days
WILLMAR — Snowplow drivers in central Minnesota knew they had a battle on their hands Wednesday in order to make travel as safe as possible...
December 4, 2013 - 10:17pm
West central Minn. schools closing early due to winter storm
WILLMAR — A number of area school districts will be closing early, according to the KWLM Operation Snow Desk. As of 11:35 a.m., the following school districts had announced they would close at 1 p.m.: Clarkfield Area Charter School, Dawson-Boyd, Echo Charter School, Lac...
December 4, 2013 - 11:58am
Roads already slick with more snow and wind on tap for today
WILLMAR – Wet, compacted snow is making roads in west central Minnesota slick this morning with more snow and high winds expected later today as the region remains under a winter storm warning. Although snowfall was light overnight, the inch or so of wet snow that did fall made...
December 4, 2013 - 8:38am
December 2, 2013
Willmar, west central Minn. in storm watch starting Tuesday night
WILLMAR -- Central and northern Minnesota will likely see the heaviest snow accumulation Tuesday and Wednesday, but Willmar and the rest of west central Minnesota are in a winter storm watch starting Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service says significant snowfall is possible,...
December 2, 2013 - 7:34pm
November 25, 2013
Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain and even average weather. That's because of an absence...
November 25, 2013 - 10:45am
November 24, 2013
Video: Holidaze Parade Ushers in the Holiday Season
Trucks and floats lit up with Christmas lights highlight the annual Holidaze Parade Saturday night in downtown Willmar.
November 24, 2013 - 5:22pm
November 4, 2013
Winter may be here early for residents in some parts of the region
ST. PAUL — The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than half a foot in some places by Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for a broad swath of the state. The weather service predicts moderate to...
November 4, 2013 - 11:16pm