Minnesota gets really wet: Top photos

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@TheFlyingDeucy
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There may not be any seals on the loose -- yet -- but Minnesota is in the midst of getting lambasted with arguably the most intense rain storm the state has experienced since the Duluth floods two years ago.

Here's how the story has played out in Twitpics:

See also:
Duluth floods: Top 10 jaw-dropping images [PHOTOS]


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Hennepin County says it didn't know about pothole that gave man concussion [PHOTO]

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A Hennepin County spokesperson tells us officials hadn't heard about an axle-busting south Minneapolis pothole near the intersection of 46th Street and Minnehaha Avenue that concussed a man until Fox 9 put together a story about it for last night's 9 o'clock news.

Workers "didn't know that was there but saw the story," Kayla Bromelkamp, public affairs officer for Hennepin County, says. "They went out there this morning and fixed it immediately."

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Check out this crazy video of the demolition derby on I-35 near Forest Lake


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Snowdiculous: Top images from Minnesota's April snowstorm

Categories: Weather, Winter
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@jenyoung18 on Twitter
After the winter we just endured, Minnesotans couldn't be blamed for experiencing some PTSD this morning when we woke up, saw white stuff on the ground, and heard the sound of ice being scraped off cars in driveways and on streets.

Of course, we tend to forget that the Twin Cities was rocked by a bigger snowstorm even later in the spring last year, but no matter -- it's mid-April and we don't deserve this crap anymore, dammit.

To help ease the pain a bit, we've compiled the best 10 April snowstorm-related images we've seen on Twitter below the jump.

See also:
Five signs this is the Worst Winter Ever in Minnesota



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Winter-crazed man mows lawn in shorts amid blizzard [VIDEO]

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Our never-ending winter has evidently driven one Fargo man crazy.

If not insanity, what else explains Ryan Lindberg "mowing the lawn" in his shorts amid blizzard conditions?

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CNN criticized for torturing reporter by making her stand amid Mpls' polar vortex [VIDEO]


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Today is one of the most Minnesota weather days ever

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The Weather Channel on Twitter
Whether March is going out like a lion or a lamb depends on which corner of the state you're in.

Northwest Minnesota is currently in the grips of Winter Storm Xenia, as indicated by the blustery photo at the top of this post, taken just west of the border in North Dakota around 2 p.m. Yet southern Minnesota is currently enjoying 70 degree temperatures under partly sunny skies.

See also:
Five signs this is the Worst Winter Ever in Minnesota


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5 signs this is the Worst Winter Ever in Minnesota

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Amanda White on Twitter
No, it's not just you: This is the Worst Winter Ever in Minnesota.

Although it's something we all feel as soon as we walk outside, quantifying why this is the Worst Winter Ever isn't as straight forward.

Is it the snow? Is it the many days when the temperature never got above zero? Is it the sheer number of potholes?

It's all of those things. Here are the five signs this is the Worst Winter Ever in Minnesota.

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Minnesota snowpocalypse 2014: Top tweets

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@DDwx on Twitter
Snowpocalypse 2014 brought eight inches or more of white stuff down upon us. The end result is a gridlocked Friday afternoon that has the vibe of the pleasant snow days of our childhood, at least for those of us who can avoid the roads.

SEE ALSO: Check out this crazy video of the demolition derby on I-35 near Forest Lake

As is the case whenever the weather gods attack us, Twitter is a fun place to be right about now. Here are 15 most amusing snowpocalypse tweets we've seen.

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Check out this crazy video of the demolition derby on I-35 near Forest Lake

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Just a day ago many of us winter-savvy Minnesotans were mocking Atlanta for becoming something akin to a Walking Dead set thanks to icy roads and a couple inches of snow.

Those jokes aren't quite as funny today, are they?

SEE ALSO: For Christ's sake, Florida

It was especially no laughing matter for drivers headed down an ice-coated I-35 this morning. Check out this crazy footage caught by a traffic cam near Forest Lake:

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Garry Kontz found dead after his car gets stuck in blizzard

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Digital Sextant on Flickr
Kontz died after leaving his vehicle, which was stuck in snow outside a small town.
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McLeod County authorities confirmed today that 55-year-old Garry Kontz was the man who was found dead yesterday morning more than two miles from his car, which had gotten stuck amid blizzard conditions on Sunday night.

According to Chief Deputy Tim Lagenfeld, the sheriff's department received a call just after 8 a.m. about a missing man "who had gotten stuck in a vehicle" near an intersection south of the city of Stewart, which is located about 70 miles west of Minneapolis. He hadn't been heard from since 11 p.m. Sunday night. Temperatures in the area that night dropped as low as nine below.

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Amid Polar Vortex, officials make sure nobody has to sleep outside in Minneapolis

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Twitter
Most of us like to complain about the Polar Vortex from the comfort of our climate-controlled homes, cars, or offices. For the homeless, however, the possibility of trying to survive outside on a night when temperatures are set to fall as low as -19 is deadly serious.

SEE ALSO: CNN criticized for torturing reporter by making her stand amid Mpls' polar vortex [VIDEO]

But Joseph Desenclos, program manager of St. Stephen's street outreach team, says area shelters make sure everybody has a warm place to stay on nights like tonight.

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