Northfield's First Snow Brings the Sleds Out
Snow started falling on Friday and didn't let up until early Sunday, dumping 4 inches on the area.
It was an event 20 years in the making.
Last weekend's snowstorm was Minnesota's biggest pre-Thanksgiving snowfall since the famed "Halloween Blizzard" of 1991, which lasted three days from Oct. 31-Nov. 2, according to the State Climatology Office.
Estimates from the National Weather Service show about 4 inches of snow fell on Northfield from Friday through early Sunday.
Elsewhere, in places like Mankato, St. Louis Park and Forest Lake, more than 10 inches of snow fell, according to the NWS. Maple Grove topped Minnesota cities with 13 inches of snowfall.
Locally, children took to the St. Olaf hill for sledding, while others quickly turned to cleaning off their driveways. Some, still with Halloween pumpkins decorating their frontyards, saw the bright orange orbs neatly covered with layers of white.