Bitterly cold air combined with light winds will make dangerously cold wind chills for the first hours of the new year.
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a wind chill advisory for the region in effect until noon New Year's Day.
Fighting the battle against invasive aquatic species in a lake-rich region isn't foolproof but did catch two boats with zebra mussels.
On Memorial Day weekend, a zebra mussel was found in a boat livewell before it launched into Lake Hubert.
As 2013 draws to a close it takes a mixed bag of economic successes and losses with it.
On the plus side, more activity was visible in business start-ups and additions than in recent years. Established businesses branched out or expanded or relocated.