Some Minnesotans Embrace Blizzard Conditions

April 15, 2018 04:30 PM

By the time the National Weather Service declared blizzard conditions in the Twin Cities by early afternoon Saturday, many Minnesotans were already well on their way to embracing the historic April snowstorm.

"This is the worst trout fishing opener ever and I've been fishing Eagle Creek for 40 years," said Dan Callahan, who was still enjoying the trout fishing opener in Minnesota.


RELATED: Snow to Continue Overnight, Blizzard Warning Set to Expire Sunday Morning 

He was quick to point out the bright side.

"It's also the least crowded fishing opener I've seen."

At Buck Hill, dozens of skiers and snowboarders were enjoying the rare snow storm and fresh powder.


It's great," Scott Kraker, of Lakeville, said. " When can you get to do this in April? Fun! Gotta take advantage of it when it's here, right?"

His friend Neil Bromenshenkel was all in.

"First thing I did was call my buddies and say lets get on the hill," Bromenshenkel said.

Of course, not everyone could enjoy the blizzard. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of events canceled across the metro area.

RELATED: Twins Postpone Saturday and Sunday Games vs. White Sox

For the second straight day the Minnesota Twins had to postpone a game and Sunday's game remains in jeopardy.

Fortunately, the Minnesota Gopher football team moved their "spring" football game up two days after they saw the potential for a blizzard on Saturday.



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