A meteorologist with the NOAA says the warmth was a "freak event" caused by warm air blowing north from the Gulf of Mexico. But some outside scientists say climate change is indeed behind weather extremes like the March heatwave and that we should expect more.
Tickets still available for Minnesota State Fair preview event
The five-day Minnesota State Fair taster event, featuring over 30 food and drink vendors, is making its return at the end of the month.
Woman critical after boyfriend stabs her in neck at light rail station
The boyfriend of the victim is said to have stabbed her, according to St. Paul Police.
Female wolf illegally killed in Voyageurs National Park
Researchers for the project said this is the fourth collared wolf that has been illegally killed in the past two years by poachers.
Gallery: Beautiful English-style home showcases grandeur of an earlier era
Located across Washburn Park and the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Storm fells tree in Coon Rapids, splitting house in two
The family was reportedly in the basement at the time.
2-year-old dies in farming accident in western Wisconsin
The child was run over by farm equipment, according to the sheriff.
One killed, four injured in I-90 crash after power line falls
The crash occurred just before 6 p.m.
Storms leave wreckage, flooding, tens of thousands without power
Record levels of rain and 80 mph winds caused havoc in the metro.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
SHELBY SHARES: Driven to extremes ... Climate change evidence is becoming more obvious
Back in the day, I told people to look at the data trends – not out the window – for evidence of global warming. But that's changing. As an editorial in this month's New Scientist magazine suggests, "From killer heatwaves to destructive floods, the effects of global warming are becoming ever more obvious – and we ain't seen nothing yet."
March may be warmest month ever compared with average
MPR's Paul Huttner crunches the numbers and says this month could be the warmest ever -- when compared with average temperatures at MSP airport -- in 121 years. So far temperatures overall have been 16.7 degrees higher than the average in the Twin Cities area.
Scientists say winter bug could offer clues to climate change
Researchers from the University of Minnesota are studying a cold-hardy bug that serves as a filling meal for trout during the winter season. The insect has little tolerance for warmth, and scientists tell the Star Tribune that even a small fluctuation in temperature could cause changes in the ecosystem.
Some light snow followed by a March heatwave
According to the National Weather Service, some light snow will fall across portions of Minnesota Monday afternoon. A warm front will then move across the state, with plenty of sunshine and very warm temperatures on Tuesday. A few 60s are not out of the question for far southern Minnesota by Tuesday afternoon.
Twin Cities hits record 50 degrees, but that's about to change as cold front blows in
Enjoy it while you can: The National Weather Service says a cold front will sweep through soon. Climatologists are saying this will likely be the warmest start to January we've ever seen, and the operator of a maple syrup business tells Kare 11 he's astounded to see the sap flowing.
Paul Douglas: 'A message from a Republican meteorologist on climate change'
The Minnesota weatherman says he's a staunch Republican, a conservative and a Christian -- with a message some of his Republican friends don't want to hear: "Climate change is real."
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