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Central Minnesota Farmer Builds Giant 50-Foot-Tall Snowman [VIDEO]

For the last month and a half, Foley farmer Greg Novak has been busy building a 50-foot tall snowman.

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Blowing Bubbles That Freeze [VIDEOS]

If you have to deal with a Polar Vortex, you might as well have some fun with it!

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Summer at it's best!
Summer at it's best!
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Here’s a Sure Sign That Winter Has Arrived At My House

Around my place you can tell the seasons by events. Summer arrives when the pool opens, fall arrives when it closes, and winter arrives when I put the Solstice away. My little convertible sports car tells me when winter is really here.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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This Could Be A Brutal Winter On The Way

This summer has been extremely hot and dry across the country with numerous record-breaking temperatures. You might find yourself wishing that we saved some of that heat if weather forecasters are right.  We are being warned to brace for a harsh winter.

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What happened to our snow?

Aside from a storm which dumped 6-10” throughout Mid-Michigan on Nov. 30, Flint residents have barely needed to use their snow brushes so far this winter.

Meteorologists have gone as far as calling it a “snow drought,” noting that some parts of the state are 10, 20, even more than 30 inches behind what would be a normal winter of snow through early January.

But that’s not the only interesting weather trend we’ve seen lately. Click through to read more…

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Icy Staircase Causes Multiple Hilarious Winter ‘Fails’ [VIDEO]

Here’s the dilemma: You notice that a particularly icy stretch of a public stairway is taking down just about every other pedestrian who tries to traverse it.

Do you, A), post a sign warning said pedestrians of the impending danger? Or, B), find a good vantage point and record all of the slipping and sliding?

Based on the video below, one pedestrian obviously selected “B.”

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Flickr - Rick Payette
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Get Ready For Winter – Shake Your Mailbox

A couple of weeks ago Gov. Rick Snyder officially proclaimed the third Saturday of October to be "Shake Your Mailbox Day" in Michigan! Maybe you missed it, but it is a great idea to do before the snow hits! The day started in 2008 as the innovative idea of one county frustrated by residents' complaints of damaged mailboxes. In most instances where mailboxes are damaged, the snow plow doesn't actually hit the mailbox, the force of the snow thrown from the roadway is enough to knock down a loose, or poorly supported mailbox. If the mailbox moves when shaken, it might not withstand winters wrath.

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Best Sledding Hills in the Flint Area

With winter fast approaching, it's about time to start thinking about fun activities to do during the long winter days. One great thing to do around Flint during the winter -- besides sliding on snowy roads -- is to get sledding

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Spring Is Officially Here! (Almost)

We've managed to survive a really long winter.  Lots of snow and cold with little relief.  Sunday evening at 7:21 the Vernal Equinox, or Spring officially arrives!

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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I’m Done with Snow!

I really thought we would be done with snow after the last storm, but I guess I was wrong. Silly me for thinking it was going to start getting warmer and spring was just around the corner. 

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Winter Is Here!

Well we actually got snow and it keeps coming down!  We could see another three to five inches today and another one to two tonight.  This means it's entirely fine to be lazy today.

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