It’s cold. Bottom line. It’s the “walk-ouside-and-the-wind-takes-your-breath-away” cold that comes with winter.
But here are a few stories from around the Twin Cities that will warm you up inside, and maybe keep those subzero wind chills away for just a little while this weekend.
Choir of 4,000 Sing 'Clouds' at Mall of America – Stillwater Patch
Literally thousands gathered to remember a teen who hit No. 1 on iTunes before losing his fight with cancer.
Snow Plow Driver Gets a “Shout Out” for Going Extra Mile – St. Michael Patch
Minnetonka's 21st Century Skills: Make a Math Video – Minnetonka Patch
Eagan's Winter Market Fest Begins on Dec. 7 – Eagan Patch
Rachel Frederickson Returns to Swimming Pool on 'Biggest Loser' – Stillwater Patch
Plymouth Native, Wayzata Grad Making Romantic Paintball Movie - Plymouth PatchMinneapolis Becomes 254th Yellow Ribbon Network - SW Minneapolis Patch
Awards and Accomplishments
6-year-old Honored for Saving Family, Others from Fire – Woodbury Patch –
Young Bella Montantes woke up to the sound of a fire, and had the presence of mind to wake her mom.
St. Michael Catholic School Announces Middle Level Honor Roll – St Michael Patch
Maple Grove Wins Top Honors for National Night Out – Maple Grove Patch
Osseo Area Schools’ EC&FE Program Earns Top Ratings – Maple Grove Patch
Lakeville Veteran Honored at Timberwolves Game – Lakeville Patch
Eden Prairie Chef, Businessman Named Restaurateur of the Year – Eden Prairie Patch
Minnetonka, Wayzata Players Receive All-Conference Honors – Lake Minnetona Patch
Volunteer this Holiday Season
Volunteer Opportunities in Maple Grove – Maple Grove Patch
Volunteer and Giving Opportunities in Minnetonka – Minnetonka Patch
Lakeville Police Department Continues Toys for Tots Tradition – Lakeville Patch
New Businesses Arriving
Cupcake in Eagan Opens by Week's End – Eagan Patch
Watch: Site Preparations for Eagan Senior Living Complex – Eagan Patch
Lakeville Could See Another SuperAmerica in Town – Lakeville Patch
CaringBridge is Hiring in Eagan: Job Search – Eagan Patch
360 Communities is Hiring: Lakeville Area Job Search – Eagan Patch
Guides and Information
Touring local streets for brightly lit homes is a holiday tradition, and the Twin Cities has no shortage of festive houses.