Minnesotans Stock Up on Groceries Before Extreme Cold Hits

Updated: 01/05/2014 11:42 AM
Created: 01/04/2014 7:54 PM
By: Megan Stewart

Minnesota residents have been making an extra stop throughout the weekend to prepare for the extreme cold conditions on Monday.

Metro grocery stores are emptying their shelves as people stock up for the upcoming cold. Across the state, parking lots have been full and food has been flying off the shelves. A Target in Richfield sold out of milk and eggs.

The manager of Kowalski's in St. Paul tells KSTP that business was 50 percent higher than on average Saturday.

Rainbow Foods announced Friday it will close all stores at 8 p.m. Monday because of the cold.

Richfield Target
Photo: KSTP/Rebecca Gilbuena

Minneapolis/St. Paul

65° | 40°
  • Feels like: 62° F
  • Wind: WNW 18mph
  • Humidity: 24%
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    65° | 50°
  • Mon Showers possible in the afternoon
    65° | 45°
  • Tue More clouds than sun
    53° | 36°
  • Wed More sun than clouds
    50° | 35°