Return to Winter — One More Time!
Just about the time thoughts were turning to spring — farmers were beginning to think about getting back in the fields — and the birds were returning to Minneota — well, that’s when Mother Nature reared her head and let us have it one more time.
Friday night and Saturday morning found a mound of 10 to 12 inches of new snow dumped on what had been a nearly dry ground.
Even Coach Chad Johnston, who has finally been freed from Football and Girls’ Basketball duties after great runs this year, had to take the shovel in hand at least one more time as he freed his home from the wintery blast.
And the sparrows, who may have been a bit confused by the whole thing, tried to keep the ranks in a snow-covered tree.
Nobody was quite saying they’d seen a Robin yet — but these little guys had to be a little confused by the whole thing.
Funny thing is, by Sunday, the streets were cleared by the highway crews and even Mother Nature’s Sunshine.“We’ve got a pretty good crew here in Minneota,” was a sentence heard more than once around the community.
They were busy taking the snow off the streets. Even though some of it was left piled on the streets, by Monday morning they were back at it once again, removing the white stuff. K. P. Kompelien Park, where much of the snow is taken, certainly had to take back seat when it came to the opening of baseball season.
But the Yellow Medicine River, which was almost to the top of the bridge, backed down and Monday morning was once again safely within its banks.
All over town snow blowers were whizzing and twirling as snow flew in every direction.
But perhaps the big winner from all this snow were the residents who got to see the beauty of winter return one more time to the trees and branches of Minneota.