1. How Bad is the Winter?This bad. Winter in Minneapolis and St. Paul is very cold, very snowy, and very long.
But even with the most well-looked after car, unexpected mechanical problems and severe snowstorms can strand drivers. A car emergency kit could save your life. Here's how to put a winter car emergency kit together.
Every city in the Metro area has their own snow plowing ordinances and parking regulations. Here's a list of snow parking regulations for some cities in the Twin Cities metro area.
And of course, many Twin Cities residents want to get outside and play in the snow. Here's where to go skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in and around the Twin CitiesAnd here's a list of other ideas for having fun in the snow and ice, from cross country skiing to snow kiting to ice climbing.
The Winter Carnival, held in St. Paul in late January and early February, is the major winter event in the Twin Cities. The Winter Carnival features ice and snow sculptures, traditional Minnesotan foods, and a grand parade through downtown St. Paul.
And the City of Lakes Loppet, a cross country skiing festival, has races and a torchlit race through Minneapolis in February.