Winter's return continues
Just when we thought Spring was here, along came Old Man Winter.
With a blast of his nostrils he knocked out school for three days, Wednesday through Friday.
It was still snowing on Friday when Superintendent Dan Deitte called off school for the third straight day.
The total accumulation is over a foot and is working on a second foot of snow.
The Minneota maintenance crew has been out steadily, keeping the Minneota roads open for public traffic.
But the snow has been piling up so fast, it's almost impossible to keep up with it.
Roads and highways around Minneota were officially re-opened on Friday after being closed down on Thursday.
However, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has advised, "Cautious travel," because there are still hazards on the roadways.
With the closing of schools for three days, the Minneota Athletic Department went on hold.
Saturday's scheduled track meet at Pipestone was called off and Friday's Minneota baseball games at the Wabasso Tournament were wiped ougt. Monday's game at Prinsburg against Central Minnesota Christian is also very much in doubt.
Thursday's girls' softball games with Russell-Tyler Rurthon at Minneota was also called off. They are to play Tuesday at Renville Co. West.