Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of East and Central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
At this point, we may all be April's fools. The second snowfall in a little more than a week is expected to slam into the Twin Cities area Thursday night and drop up to three inches of fresh snow on Mendota Heights by Friday morning, marking the second straight Friday residents here will wake up to white. While last Thursday's snow totals came in under forecasted amounts, this storm is packing some moisture with it, and the Twin Cities area should see snow beginning Thursday night and extending into Friday. That should create yet another messy, miserable commute for Friday morning as well. Talk back to winter. Leave a comment below. The official weather statement, via the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sunday’s snowstorm causing travel headaches throughout the Twin Cities, including Mendota Heights.
Sunday’s snowstorm is causing traffic headaches throughout the Twin Cities. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s 511mn.org website, all major highways throughout the Twin Cities—including highway 52 and 55—are experiencing difficult driving conditions. Traffic cameras on Highway 52 south show snow-covered roads and little traffic. The slick roads are leading to crashes. Shortly after noon Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol said that 301 crashes were reported statewide since 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Injuries were reported in 32 of those crashes. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNING Here is the most recent forecast warning from the National Weather Service: ...FORECAST SNOW AMOUNTS HAVE INCREASED AS MAJOR WINTER STORM CONTINUES…
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The weather folks are predicting up to 15 inches of snow in parts of Dakota County today. How much has fallen at your house? Post your photos here!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Enough is enough! Take a break from winter stress at one of these local spas for some much needed soothing and pampering treatments.
Nature of Beauty Relocating to Mendota Heights from its original Grand Avenue location in November gave Nature of Beauty the opportunity to enhance its retail operation with a variety of relaxing—or rejuvenating—spa services. If you're crunched for time, grab a little bit of relaxation with a 30-minute express facial. Or linger over other treatments, like the Eastern-inspired Reiki relaxation with a deep pore cleanse, mask and facial. Nature of Beauty uses Naturopathica products, from the Eco Cert line of certified natural skin care. For appointments, call 651-222-3127 or visit www.natureofbeauty.com Vera Salon and Spa If it's time to give your hair some attention, Vera Salon and Spa in Mendota Village offers everything from cut to color…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Registered Dietitian Lindsey Walder explains why it happens and how you can deal.
If you are like me, you might be thinking that this winter stuff is starting to get a bit old. You may have started to come down with a severe case of cabin fever and find that the highlight of your current existence is wrapping up in blankets and watching Tivo’d Glee episodes until bedtime. Not only do we end up reaching for the remote control more often during the bleak, frozen days of winter, but we also tend to reach for more calories—namely in the form of snacks. Being cooped up indoors makes this all too easy. After all, the kitchen is just a few steps away. You are bored—not to mention frazzled from work. Oh, and the fact that the sun hasn’t shone it’s face for the past week? Whether you consciously realize it or not, that is …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener offers insights about budgets, policing, and the peculiar effects of a long, cold winter.
To keep Mendota Heights, Lilydale and Mendota residents updated on the latest in police and public safety news, Patch will be sitting down with Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener every few weeks to discuss the latest crime news and safety concerns in the area. This week, Aschenbrener explains the unique challenges a hard winter and hard economy are throwing at area residents, and outlines the potential pitfalls of state budget cuts. What challenges has the police department faced in the last few weeks? The Mendota Heights Police Department has been dealing with the effects of both a tough winter and harsh economy, according to Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener. A series of gas thefts (people driving off from a gas pump without paying) have …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Signs of wildlife are all around us.
The most delicate of footprints at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Jan. 27 serve as a reminder that we share our urban landscape with wildlife.
Monday, January 10, 2011
A peaceful interlude is waiting on the Lilydale Regional Park trail in Mendota.
Editor's note: "Treasure Patch" is a monthly feature that explores the objects in the community that make our everyday adventures a bit more special. To submit an idea for The Treasure Patch, email Local Editor Danielle Cabot at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave Patch a note in the comment field with this story. During the warm months of the year (remember those?), the portion of the Lilydale Regional Park trail that runs along the bluffs from Lilydale Road to Highway 13 in Mendota is frequently teeming with cyclists, hikers and inline skaters, all enjoying the open, flat trail. There is much less traffic in the winter, and the tranquil atmosphere you'll discover during a winter walk has an appeal all its own. The trail is dry and fine …