snow

These tulips on Donaldson Street in Luverne bowed their heads Monday, May 1, under the weight of snow that fell overnight into Monday.
Several inches of snow blanketed a large part of the tri-state area Monday morning for the first day of May. The heavy snow followed Saturday’s inch of rain to create slushy, slippery roads for the morning commute. Most area schools started two hours late, but dozens of early morning travelers...
It’s May Day and I am looking out of my window at a beautiful array of colors of tulips blooming in the fresh snow. I don’t think I have ever witnessed this before. From here, I can’t really tell if those tulips are shivering, but I am! Well, weather is what weather is, and we are along for the...
I’m hoping Sunday was the last snow day of the winter. Don’t get me wrong; it was a perfect day for a snow day. I didn’t have to be anywhere, I made chili, and there was plenty of basketball on TV. This is the last week of the third quarter at school, so I had enough correcting to do to fill the...
Question: The other day at an intersection I noticed a car with the windows so frosted up that the driver had to roll down a window to check for cars coming from my side. What is the law on frosted windows? Answer: When I received this question, my initial thoughts were of a fatal pedestrian crash...
Darwin and Marge Jauert, rural Luverne, say curb cutouts like this one  — especially if snow is cleared — make their lives easier.
When snow piles up on sidewalks and curbs, it’s difficult for able-bodied people to get around, let alone for those in a wheelchair. For Darwin and Marge Jauert, rural Luverne, this was the case Saturday night, Nov. 19, when they came to town for the play at the Palace Theatre. They parked in one...
Let it snow! The first snow of the season arrived Friday, Nov. 18, prompting school closures across the region. Brianna Buss and Brystol Teune took advantage of the opportunity to build snowmen Sunday, Nov. 20, at the home of Teune’s grandparents, Tim and Wendy Buss, at 213 East 4th Street in Hills...
  Don’t place snow on public roadways The Rock County Highway Department would like to remind everyone, especially rural residents, that it is against the law to deposit snow, in any fashion, on or next to a public highway or street. Minnesota State law and many local ordinances prohibit the...
Births A girl, Nora Grace, weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and 19 inches long, was born Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, to Andrew and Sara Murtha, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Grandparents are Bonnie Vorderbruggen, the late Gerald Vorderbruggen, and Larry and Bonnie Murtha...
Rural county roads were passable but snow-covered Tuesday morning. This photograph was taken west of Luverne on County Road 5.
A white Christmas arrived in Rock County Friday evening, Dec. 25, blanketing the area with roughly 7 inches of fresh snow. Just to be thorough, Mother Nature followed up with another 6.5 inches Monday night into Tuesday morning, prompting a whole new round of cleanup. The combined 13.5 inches in...
Q: Historically speaking, how often do we have a white Christmas in Minnesota? A: Having a white Christmas is generally defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. In the Twin Cities, this happens about 72 percent of the time. In northern Minnesota, the chance of a white...
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