AccuWeather says this year will likely look a lot like the last, and the Twin Cities could among the hardest hit regions.
Don't expect another winter of wimpy heating bills
Last year's crazy warm Minnesota winter would've made even a Scrooge smile at the pint-sized heating bills it produced. Don't expect another winter like that. The Energy Department says this year's bills will likely be 20 percent higher if you heat with oil; only five percent more if you use electricity.