News & Updates
An icy surface turns walking into a hazard, so naturally people do what they can to melt away the slick onslaught of winter.
When people use salt to melt ice and spread sand to create better traction, they may not realize it can have harmful environmental effects if washed into storm sewers and then into streams and lakes. Metro area waters have become increasingly salty since the early 1950s, and chloride is the culprit.**
The City of Golden Valley has declared a snow emergency starting at 12:01 am Thursday, Dec 5.
Nobody likes to tell their neighbors: “I have the ugliest bathroom in the west Metro.”
“That’s not exactly an honor,” says Susan Bloyer, of St. Louis Park, winner of last year’s Operation Rescue Room contest. “But you don’t always have your dream house when you’re on a budget. We did the best we could when we bought the house, and there was one particular element of it that had not been done well.” And that was the home’s only bathroom.