Hennepin County judge grants 'restraining order' against winter

Hennepin County judge grants 'restraining order' against winter Photo: KSTP/Frank Rajkowski

March 07, 2019 03:20 PM

With another snow storm expected to hit Minnesota this weekend, and many across the state already tired of enduring snowfall, the courts stepped in on Thursday.

District Judge Kevin Burke granted a "temporary restraining order" against Old Man Winter in favor of the people of Minnesota.


In the ruling, the judge said the restraining order "Mr. Snow can dump all the snow it wants on the neighboring states of Wisconsin (particularly the City of Green Bay), Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota," but no more snowfall will be allowed in Minnesota.

As part of the fun, Minnesota meteorologists were also named as a "defendant" for conspiring to increase television and radio ratings.

See the latest weather forecasts on the KSTP weather page

KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas said six to 10 inches of snow could fall across the Twin Cities Saturday into Sunday.

The Twin Cities is also under a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday until noon Sunday.

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