Celebrating Winter In Minnesota


BIG WEATHER STORY WILL BE THE COLD AIR ARRIVING LATER TODAY, AND THE WIND, AND MORE ON THAT COMING UP IN A FEW MINUTES. AS YOU KNOW, ALL WEEK LONG, WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT MINNESOTA, AND MANY OF YOU MAY THINK HOCKEY MAY BE MY TOP CHOICE, BUT WE ARE INSTEAD TRADING IN THE SKATES TO GO OUTSIDE TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS WINTER. Reporter: EVEN ON THE SHORTEST DAYS, SMILES SHINE THROUGH. TO ME WINTER IS LIKE A PLAYGROUND, YEAH. I’M A WINTER PERSON. COME HERE, DAD. I WILL SCOOP IT. Reporter: WHEN YOU’RE ALL BUCKLED IN, THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE TO BE THAN THIS. IT’S PEACEFUL, AND IT’S LIKE YOU GO BACK OVER THERE, AND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRAIL, AND YOU’RE LIKE, I’M NOT IN THE CITY. I’M IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA, IN COLORADO, AND I’M TRAVELING. [ LAUGHTER ] Reporter: IT MAY BE THE COOLEST CELEBRATION ON EARTH, BUT SOMETIMES YOUR HEART DOESN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. IT’S CHANGED MY LIFE, TRULY. Reporter: THANKS TO THE WINTER CARNIVAL, BRENT AND KELLY’S ROMANCE SPARKED IN 2009. EVEN IN THE BITTER COLD, SPARKS FLEW. THE FIRST TIME WE SAID I LOVE YOU WAS ON THE BACK OF A FIRE TRUCK. I GET NOSTALGIC WHEN WE RIDE ON THE FIRE TRUCK WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND I’M LIKE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME. WE MOUTHED IT TO EACH OTHER, AND KELLY WAS NEAR THE FRONT AND MOUTHED I LOVE YOU. THAT’S MY NOSTALGIC MOMENT WITH A FIRE TRUCK. IT’S THE WINTER CARNIVAL TIME PERIOD. Reporter: THE COUPLE MARRIED IN 2014, RESIDING ACROSS THE RIVER IN MINNEAPOLIS. FROM A LONG STANDING TRADITION IN SAINT PAUL TO THE FROZEN CASTLE THAT TOUCHED ALL PARTS OF THE METRO. AS THE SUNSETS, WINTER’S PALACE COMES ALIVE IN NEW BRIGHTON, BRIGHT LIGHTS, FROZEN THRONES, AND SLIPPERY SLIDES, AND YES, LET’S DO THIS WINTER THING AGAIN. OTHER THAN GOING FOR HOCKEY GAMES IN HIGH SCHOOL, THERE IS JUST SO MUCH TO DO ACROSS THE STATE, AND IT’S BEEN FUN TO MOVE BACK HERE AND LIVE HERE FOR THE LAST 5.5 YEARS AFTER LIVING IN PLACES LIKE TEXAS AND VIRGINIA AND REALLY EXPERIENCE WINTER IN A WHOLE NEW WAY, AWAY FROM HOCKEY RINKS, AND WHAT ABOUT YOU GUYS? WHAT DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST ABOUT WINTER? IT WILL BE MORE ENJOYABLE WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR BABY. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE FIRST WINTERS, AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS. YOU HAVE LITTLE MUNCHKINS ALL DRESSED UP. THEY ARE WADDLING. THE THING IS, IT’S CHALLENGING TO KEEP THEIR MITTENS ON, AND THEY WANT TO PLOP DOWN IN THE SNOW, AND THEY ARE CRYING BECAUSE IT’S COLD,

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