Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday will be a quiet night for high school sports fans.
The ongoing bad weather has forced Hopkins and Minnetonka teams to postpone or cancel most competitions Thursday, as well as some later in the week. Nine of 10 Hopkins games on Thursday were canceled—leaving only the synchronized swimming varsity meet, which is still scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. at St. Louis Park High School. The following games were postponed: Baseball 9 has been canceled altogether. In addition, Friday’s baseball games and the girls golf invitational on Friday and Saturday have been postponed. For Minnetonka teams, just five matchups have been postponed, as of Thursday morning: The girls JV track and field meet has been canceled altogether. The boys JV track and field meet and softball and adapted softball games are…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Up to 10 inches of snow, strong winds possible Sunday and Monday.
Here we go again. Monday morning’s commute could be a major mess, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Twin Cities region, beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations of up to 10 inches are possible. The precipitation should begin with a light, wintry mix Saturday night, turning to heavy snow by late Sunday. To top it all off, strong winds on the back end of the front will result in blowing, drifting snow on Sunday night and Monday morning. The Twin Cities area isn’t getting hit nearly so hard as other areas of the country. A blizzard watch is in effect for western and central Minnesota, which could see more than a foot of snow, along with winds of up …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek reminds parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek is reminding parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice on partially frozen ponds, lakes, and all bodies of water. Most victims of fatal accidents on the ice in Hennepin County have been children. “When your child is near the ice or the water, you should be near your child,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “I urge you to provide clear rules about ice safety throughout the winter months.” No ice should ever be considered safe. Small bodies of water such as ponds are especially a hazard now since they are the most likely to have a thin layer of ice. A dusting of snow or frost may give thin ice the …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
When November rolls around, folks in Minnesota and Wisconsin know that snow is coming soon. But it's still a bit of a surprise when it starts to fall for the first time each year. Snow started falling in the Twin Cities area before noon Saturday, and anywhere from 2 to 4 inches was expected to accumulate, according to the National Weather Service. Please add your snow photos to our collection.
Friday, December 3, 2010
A winter storm has reached the area. Accumulation expected to be up to five inches by Saturday.
Minnetonka residents can expect three to five inches of snow to fall between now and dawn tomorrow. "The afternoon and evening commute across the area will be impacted by the snow," according to The National Weather Service. Hopkins High School let out 20 minutes early Friday so that school buses would have extra time to return for the elementary school kids. A winter storm warning is in effect now until tomorrow at 6 a.m. for areas of central and southern Minnesota including Minnetonka. In response to a snowfall like this one, the city of Minnetonka operates 29 vehicles in their snow response fleet, including dump trucks, loaders and snowplows. A city-wide snow removal operation will usually begin when two inches of snow have …