Civic plaza

October snowfall nearly sets record

If you grew up in Minnesota, the odds are good that you’ve heard of the Halloween blizzard of 1991. This year, the more-than-seven-inch October 20 snowstorm nearly broke that 1991 snowfall record in the Twin Cities. While it wasn’t the biggest, it was the earliest big snowstorm in Minnesota record books, which go back more than 100 years. Pictured above is Bloomington Civic Plaza the day after the storm. Do you have any Bloomington winter pictures you want to share? Submit them at