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What Has Happened Since The Last Time It Hit 70˚ In St. Cloud?


It’s been a long, cold winter. (No, I mean really long, and really cold.) As Minnesotans, its hard to contain ourselves when we finally get a day like this. The forecast high today is 73˚. Here’s what’s happened since the last time it’s been 70˚ in St. Cloud (180 days ago).

  • The Polar Vortex.
  • Boy boards plane to Las Vegas at MSP without ticket.
  • Body found on St. Cloud’s east side.
  • Thanksgiving.
  • U of M Men’s Basketball team won NIT crown.
  • Phillip Seymore Hoffman died.
  • Metrodome demolished.
  • 12 Days A Slave won Oscar for Best Picture.
  • Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl.
  • Christmas.
  • Nelson Mandela died.
  • Woman killed by train in St. Cloud.
  • Jared Allen signed with the Chicago Bears.
  • Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
  • Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 for the NCAA football championship.
  • Russia/Ukraine mess.
  • Malaysian Air flight 370 disappeared.
  • Halloween.
  • Mickey Rooney died.
  • Woman abducted in Sartell.
  • Jay Leno stepped down as host of the Tonight Show.
  • fiasco.
  • UCONN won it’s 4th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
  • Dennis Rodman tried to play basketball in North Korea.
  • Sochi Winter Olympics.
  • Vikings 53rd season resulted in a 5-10-1 record.
  • New Year’s Day.
  • Joe Mauer stopped catching, moves to 1st base for Twins.
  • Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP.
  • Twins lose home opener vs. Oakland 8-3.
  • SCSU Huskies football lost to NW Missouri State 59-21 in the 3rd round of the NCAA D2 playoffs.
  • George Strait won CMA Entertainer of the Year.
  • 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
  • St. Cloud schools cancelled six times due to cold/snow.
  • Man arrested after throwing $1000 into Mall of America atrium.
  • Man shot and killed in front of Sartell Sprint store.
  • Vikings played last game in the Metrodome.
  • Breaking Bad ended on AMC.
  • Adrian Peterson’s son died.
  • Ground Hog’s Day.
  • George Strait won ACM Entertainer of the Year.
  • Recreational use of pot became legal in Colorado.
  • Boston Red Sox won the 109th World Series.
  • How I Met Your Mother ended on CBS.

Ok, ok…that’s enough. It’s been a long, long, cold winter. Enjoy the hell out of today! You earned it.

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