Crews were out at Lake Phalen Beach on Saturday, Jan. 21, cutting ice blocks to be used for the Winter Carnival. The blocks were hauled to downtown St. Paul’s Rice Park to construct the Towers of Boreas.
Just ahead of the thaw, Lauderdale’s off-leash dog park was busy with people and pups enjoying the outdoors on Jan. 14. The dog park is located in the northeast corner of Community Park, 1885 Fulham St., and is open daily from 8 a.m.
People don’t have to drive to Stillwater to see an ice castle. Mark Williams built an ice castle made out of roughly 2,000 blocks of ice in his Inver Grove Heights yard. He said it held up pretty well until the heat wave hit.
Above, The St. Paul Winter Carnival 2016 Royalty’s time winds down at an appearance at the Klondike Kate Contest in Oakdale. The event kicks off the upcoming Winter Carnival, which runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5.