Photos: The snow came down, and we came out to (mostly) play


Unperturbed by the day's snowy weather, a man runs along Lake Calhoun.
1 Unperturbed by the day's snowy weather, a man runs along Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. 
Traffic proceeds through the intersection of Lyndale Ave. S. and W Lake St.
2 Traffic proceeds cautiously through the intersection of Lyndale Ave. S. and W. Lake Street in Minneapolis. 
Mark Lutterman and his son John walk across the top of a sledding hill.
3 Mark Lutterman and his son John walk across the top of the Lyndale Farmstead sledding hill in Minneapolis. 
Marco, left to right, Santiago and Stephanie Gil join in a snow fight.
4 Marco, left to right, Santiago and Stephanie Gil -- and the family dog, Harriet -- join in a snow fight on their way home from the Lyndale Farmstead sledding hill in Minneapolis. 
Heavy snow didn't stop Lesley Hauser from getting out on her skis.
5 Heavy snow across much of the Twin Cities didn't stop Lesley Hauser from getting out on her cross-country skis on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. 
Traffic backs up along Washington Ave. So., in Minneapolis.
6 Traffic backs up along Washington Ave. So. in Minneapolis as winter storm conditions take effect. 
John and Otto Montgomery launch a model rocket.
7 John Montgomery and his son Otto take advantage of a break in Saturday's snowy conditions to launch a model rocket from the center of Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska. 
A snowplow drives along Dupont Ave. So. in Minneapolis.
8 A snowplow drives along Dupont Ave. So. in Minneapolis. 
Tony Mommsen and his dog Stella wait to cross the street.
9 Tony Mommsen and his dog Stella wait to cross the street at the intersection of Lyndale Ave. S. and W. Lake Street. 
Mark Welna and Fred Shilling clear the steps of the Our Lady of Lourdes.
10 Mark Welna and Fred Shilling, volunteer shovelers, clear the steps in front of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Minneapolis. 
A cyclist braves snowy conditions riding on the Midtown Greenway.
11 A cyclist braves snowy conditions riding on the Midtown Greenway commuter path in Minneapolis. 
A snowplow clears a path along Hennepin Ave. E.
12 A sand truck clears a path along Hennepin Ave. E. in Minneapolis, Minn. A snow emergency was declared Friday for Saturday by the City of Minneapolis, with snowy conditions expected to last late into the night.