Lower gas prices haven't hurt, either. Some consumers can expect their total winter heating bills to be up to $200 less than last year.
Deadly night in St. Paul sees 3 people killed, 1 arrest so far
The three incidents bring St. Paul's homicide total up to 18 this year.
2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale
The identities of the victims have not been released.
Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021
This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons
The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.
Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region
Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.
St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty
The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
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.
Mild winter translates into about $20M in savings for MnDOT
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) saved about $20 million last winter thanks to a milder temperatures and a below average snowfall. WCCO-TV reports that MnDOT spent $45.9 million on winter maintenance over the winter, down from $66.1 million the year before. The state says the extra cash will come in handy in other areas.
Cost of natural gas at 10-year low
CenterPoint Energy told WCCO, January's home heating prices are at their lowest point in 10 years. The company says heating demand is down 14 percent compared to last winter. A spokesperson says the average gas bill is about 25 percent less, a trend that is expected to continue into 2012.
City of Minneapolis sees first winter without snow emergencies in 25 years
The city says it doesn't yet know what effect that could have on its budget.
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