The boy who cried wolf seems to have spent the weekend in St. Cloud.
The St. Cloud Times reports the city sent out nearly 100 different snow emergency alerts by text message and email to residents who've signed up for the service.
But each message notified the reader there were no recent items to display, the newspaper reports. Mayor Dave Kleis tells the Times the company that hosts the city's website had a technical glitch.
St. Cloud did get its first snowfall of the season. But, as the Times reported in a separate piece, it dropped less than an inch on the Granite City.
Apart from the five inches recorded in Askov, snowfall amounts were generally in the one-to-two inch range, with more flurries or light snow possible around the state for the next couple of days.
By the way, Mayor Kleis tells the Times the technical problem has been solved, which means it should be safe to sign up for the alerts. There are currently no alerts to display.
And who the heck is the boy who cried wolf? Ask Aesop.