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Stranded on a Snowy Highway? Here's What to Do

Stranded on the median, Angel Abendano, left, and Santiago Cuevas wait for assistance after losing control of their vehicle on the Pennyrile Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 after the first snow storm of the season dropped upwards of 5 inches of snow and ice - Photo: AP/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence

Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
    
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- Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
    

Snow Shovelers Still Needed at TCF Bank Stadium

Photo: TCF Bank Stadium Twitter account  -

The University of Minnesota is putting out the call for snow shovelers at TCF Bank Stadium ahead of Saturday's Big Ten game between the Gophers and Ohio State.
    
This week's snowstorm left tons of snow in the stands. Shoveling started Wednesday, and shovelers are needed for two shifts each on Thursday and Friday.
    

Semi Crash Involving Trooper, Rogers Police Caught on Camera

Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen looks at the damage to the SUV.  - Photo: KSTP-TV/Jeff Ganahl

A crash in Rogers involving a Minnesota State Trooper and a Rogers police officer was caught on camera overnight.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 94, just east of Highway 101. Officials say the trooper and officer were responding to a jackknifed semi when another semi hit their squad cars. They say the road was glare ice at the time of the accident.

Winter Weather is Here: Very Cold Air Expected this Week

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Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says Minnesotans can expect another light coating of snow Tuesday in addition to Monday’s snowfall, although only about ½ inch is expected across the Twin Cities metro area now.

Strong Storms Roll Across Northern Minnesota

Storm clouds in Forest Lake on Wednesday night - Photo: Courtesy of Tonicia Maleski

More storms rolled across the state Thursday, causing damage and power outages near Brainerd.

The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday. A flash flood warning was also in effect for portions of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties.

Franken Tours Flood Damage, Mudslide in Mpls.

Sen. Al Franken tours the site of a mudslide near the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on Thursday afternoon.  - Photo: KSTP-TV/Brandi Powell

U.S. Sen. Al Franken got another firsthand look Thursday at the damage done by flooding across the state, this time, touring the mess left over by a mudslide in Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

Minnesota Expected to Ask for Federal Assistance after Flooding

Flooding caused a portion of County Road 6 in Belle Plaine to collapse. - Photo courtesy of David Hindermann

Minnesota elected officials headed out Friday to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton joined Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in assessing damage in southern Minnesota, where many areas have swollen lakes and rivers and flooded fields.