St. Croix loses snow cover

Snowmobile tracks are visible in the snow on March 28. Note the beaver on the right.

Snowmobile tracks are visible in the snow on March 28. 

Just one week later, the river is completely open.

Just one week later, the river is completely open.

The loud trill of sandhill cranes, the bright sky and warmer days prove that April is finally here and winter must be defeated at last.

Logs and ice islands racing down the St. Croix River in Scandia last week presented a markedly different scene from the week earlier, when snow reached almost all the way from Wisconsin to Minnesota.

 

 

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