Tag: WINTER

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Staying Safe On The Lakes

Staying Safe On The Lakes

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – When people think of Minnesota, lakes are one of the first things that come to mind. In the summer it is about soaking up the sun, while the winter is about activities such as ice fishing and snowmobiling. While the lakes can be enjoyable, there are dangers associated with them as well, especially in the winter […]

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Wearing the Proper Shoes During Winter

Wearing the Proper Shoes During Winter

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – With the Holiday’s right around the corner, a new pair of fuzzy boots are on many Christmas lists. However while they may keep your feet warm, they don’t provide the best support-something that is a must this time of year. With sidewalks, driveways and parking lots becoming slick, having the support over the ice can prevent […]

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Preparing your car for the winter

Preparing your car for the winter

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- If you have not thought about preparing your car for the harsh winter months, now is the time to do it, even when temperatures are currently in the upper 60’s and low 70’s for November. At Rigs to Rods in Clearwater, you can find the staff working diligently on cars, but with odds of snow increasing […]

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Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – As the outside temp goes down, that means the inside temp goes up. Here’s a few tips to make sure you don’t freeze this winter. First, make sure your exterior faucet is shut off and drained to ensure it doesn’t freeze and break. If you live in an older home, be sure to keep your cabinets […]

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Winter’s gone, time to pay

Winter’s gone, time to pay

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – April 15th marks the day when the Cold Weather Rule ends. The Cold Weather Rule was put in place by legislature in the early 1980’s at a protection act to help low-income households or households having trouble paying their heating bills enter into a payment plan to make sure that there heat stays on between October […]

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What is wind chill?

What is wind chill?

The winter is cold, but when the wind gets factored in, it becomes really cold. So what does it mean when the wind chill is minus 25 degrees?

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Road salt’s new partner this snow season

Road salt’s new partner this snow season

St. Cloud Public Works is using a brine mix, along with salt, to help keep the roads clear this snow season.

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Collision sends two locals to St. Cloud Hospital

Collision sends two locals to St. Cloud Hospital

Officers responded to a two car collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 33rd Avenue South and 2nd Street South in St. Cloud. A vehicle driven by 54-year old Lori Ann Schei of St. Cloud was traveling Southbound in the 100 block of 33rd Ave. South. Schei failed to stop at a red stop light when she approached 2nd Street […]

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Ice dam care and prevention

ST. CLOUD, Minn-. Despite the fact that the St. Cloud area of Minnesota has seen very little snowfall this winter, March is just upon us, and March can bring many heavy and wet snowfalls. One thing that home owners need to be aware of is the formation of Snow Dams. Craig Schneider, service tech from Zoblocki roofing said, “one of […]

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