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Marina Owners Start Breaking Ice on Lake Minnetonka

Boating season is beginning in Minnesota. Boats had to break up chunks of ice to make their way into marinas Monday.

Owner of Wayzata Marine Dave Briggs was busy breaking up ice in Lake Minnetonka's Maxwell Bay. "This bay was about 70 percent covered with ice and we brought four boats out and started slowly carving it up," he said.

Signs of Spring: Warmest Day in 6 Months

Swans on some open water near Bemidji - Photo: Courtesy of Ranae Breyen

It was the warmest day in Minnesota in six months on Wednesday.

We hit 70 degrees Wednesday afternoon. KSTP.com meteorologist Dave Dahl says the last time we saw temperatures that high was back on Oct. 11.

St. Louis Park Post Office Reopens after Evacuation

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The Elmwood Branch Post Office in St. Louis Park was evacuated Tuesday due to a sloping roof, firefighters say.

Assistant Fire Chief Cary Smith said the sloping roof was because of the weight of the melting snow.

Brutal Winter Continues as Temps Plummet Again

File: The climate-controlled skyway system in Minneapolis provides warmth for people moving from building to building as another polar blast brought sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-40's, Monday, Jan. 27. - Photo: AP/Jim Mone, File

Now that the high winds of Wednesday are settling down, our temperatures have taken yet another dive.

After a brief warm up, the never-ending winter of 2013-14 has re-established its run at record territory, Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow says.

Winter Weather Advisory, Blizzard Warning for Parts of Minn.

File Photo - Photo: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

It's been a brutal winter, and it's not getting much better anytime soon.

A Winter Weather Advisory is expected to expire at 3 a.m. Thursday for portions of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, and Wisconsin. Travel is expected to become difficult due to blowing and drifting snow.

Snowfall Mostly Over, but Wind Gusts Remain

A woman braves blowing and heavy wet snow near Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis as a winter storm hit parts of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Minneapolis. - Photo: AP/Jim Mone

Heavy snowfall has hit parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The storm, which has caused difficult driving conditions, has prompted school closures and snow emergencies.

Cold Blast Continues Across Minnesota as Temps Plunge

The climate-controlled skyway system in Minneapolis provides warmth for people moving from building to building as another polar blast brought subzero temperatures Monday, Jan. 27. - Photo: AP/Jim Mone

The extreme cold will grip Minnesota into Tuesday as it continues to impact schools and roads.