For complete generations of Minnesota children, the morning pursuing a snowstorm was a time when the radio took middle phase. In the ’70s and ’80s, pajama-clad youths cozied up by their parents’ kitchen area radio and waited with bated breath as WCCO 830’s Roger Erickson dutifully examine by the checklist of college closings and delayed begins. Would theirs be—could theirs be!—among the wonderful handful that declared that working day a snow working day?
In the digital period, the announcements now arrive via text, robocall, and electronic mail, but they provoke the same bounce-on-your-sled exhilaration. These surprising days off college have intended epic snow forts and snowball fights, shoveling strangers’ autos out of drifts, snowboarding in the streets, and mugs of scorching chocolate to thaw cold children.
Or at least, they did. Classic snow days are underneath menace as additional districts change to e-finding out days when properties near, thanks to