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

Few Clouds
79° | 58°
  • Feels like: 76° F
  • Wind: WNW 14mph
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Tue Times of sun and clouds
    81° | 62°
  • Wed Morning showers and thunderstorms
    83° | 66°
  • Thu More sun than clouds
    84° | 65°
  • Fri Mostly sunny
    72° | 53°