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

Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Polk; Rusk
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

30° | 24°
  • Feels like: 2° F
  • Wind: ESE 7mph
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Sat Partly cloudy
    32° | 12°
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    20° | 4°
  • Mon Mainly sunny
    18° | 16°
  • Tue Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    32° | 20°