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Ken Hopperstad
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Journey of the Teal Owl, January 9, 2014 edition: Cabin fever #tealowljourney

Our brush with the Polar Vortex of 2014 is finally behind us. Unseasonably cold weather coupled with unseasonably brisk winds created several days of people staying home, schools closing due to dangerous wind chill, disabled vehicles, black ice on…

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Journey of the Teal Owl, January 1, 2014 edition, "Out with the old, in with the new" #tealowljourney  

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Journey of the Teal Owl, December 30, 2013 edition, "An old-fashioned Minnesota winter?" #tealowljourney #wintersucks

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Journey of the Teal Owl, December 22, 2013 edition, "O tidings of comfort and joy" #tealowljourney

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Journey of the Teal Owl, December 16, 2013 edition: "Charge It!" #tealowljourney

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Journey of the Teal Owl, January 1, 2014: Out with the old, in with the new #tealowljourney #happynewyear

The Gregorian calendar year reads 2014 rather than 2013. It has been unusually cold in the Twin Cities metro. Our high temperature yesterday was -1°F and that may also be today’s high as well. Slippery roads, wind chills colder than … Continue reading →

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Journey of the Teal Owl, December 30, 2013 edition: An old-fashioned Minnesota winter? #tealowljourney

I heard someone on the radio refer to our current cold stretch as “an old-fashioned Minnesota winter”. I know this is not the case. Anyone who has parents or grandparents who grew up in the upper Midwest between 1920 and … Continue reading →

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Journey of the Teal Owl, December 22, 2013 edition: "O tidings of comfort and joy" #tealowljourney

Losing a loved one near Christmas is especially tough. I occasionally reference “The Minnesota Farm Woman” blog because the author is Lucy’s cousin and because Chris is a very talented and humorous writer. I sadly report that Chris’s mother, Jean, ……

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Journey of the Teal Owl, December 16, 2013 edition: Charge it! #tealowljourney #wintersucks

The recent cold snap has put a steady drain people, places, and things. People expended energy staying warm and removing snow. Snow removal budgets took a moderate hit with the ice and snow events last week. Vehicles bore the brunt … Continue reading →
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