Photos: (Fool?)Hardy Minnesotans take on April blizzard


Maggie Farley, 10, shovels the driveway with her dad, Dan, and siblings.
1 Right to left, Maggie Farley, 10, shovels the driveway with her dad Dan Farley and siblings Mark, 8, and Lizzie, 5, on Larkspur Lane in Edina. 
Ellen Block and her son Sam McGrath, 8, travel down West 48th St. in Mpls.
2 Ellen Block and her son, Sam McGrath, 8, travel down West 48th Street in Minneapolis while she cross-country skied and Sam followed on foot. Block was bringing her son to a birthday party and figured this was better than driving a car. "This is not good weather for April," Sam said. 
A person rides their fat bike around Lake Harriet during a blizzard.
3 A person -- gender indeterminate under the gear -- rides their fat bike around Lake Harriet on Saturday. 
Dan Thompson blows the snow from the sidewalk in Minneapolis.
4 Dan Thompson blows the snow from the sidewalk at the intersection of Upton Avenue South and West 47th Street in Minneapolis. 
Paul Osterman pulls one son in a sled behind him while another follows.
5 Paul Osterman pulls his son John, 4, in a sled behind him with James, 10, following closely behind as they made their way towards Bethany Lutheran College after crossing Veterans Memorial Bridge on Saturday. The National Weather Service reported that Mankato received eight inches of snow as of 4 p.m. Saturday. 
A driver in Minneapolis needs a push.
6 A driver on Washington Ave. on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, needed a push after getting stuck in the heavy, wet, deep April snow. 
Jeff Schultz runs across Veterans Memorial Bridge in Mankato.
7 Jeff Schultz runs across Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects Mankato and North Mankato on Saturday afternoon. Schultz also stopped to help out a stuck car on a Highway 169 off ramp while running along his route. 
Snow assails boats on the shore of Bde Mka Ska.
8 Snow covers boats on the shore of Lake Calhoun, Bde Mka Ska, in Minneapolis. 
Two snowboarders were the only ones taking advantage of fresh powder.
9 Two snowboarders were the only ones taking advantage of fresh blizzard powder at Arneson Acres Park in Edina. 
Mail arrived Saturday, in spite of the blowing snow.
10 Mail arrived Saturday, in spite of the blowing snow that clogged the newspaper boxes in Shoreview. 
Emery Fall of Linden Hills was out walking her dog Bernie in the snow.
11 Emery Fall of Minneapolis was out walking her dog Bernie in the snow along the lake near West 47th St. 
Dedicated members don't let a blizzard stop them from going to the gym.
12 Dedicated gym members don't let a blizzard stop them from going to Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie Saturday afternoon. 
Tony Francour shovels snow off of his driveway in North Mankato.
13 Tony Francour shovels snow off of his driveway on Sherman Street in North Mankato on Saturday. Francour said it's easier to shovel snow in smaller amounts than to wait to shovel once when the snow has finished falling. 
Even sledders found it tough going in the wind.
14 A group walking along Lake of The Isles in Minneapolis heads to a hill in Kenwood to sled and found it was slow going just getting to their destination. 
Plows were out trying to keep the main roads in Shoreview clear.
15 Plows were out trying to keep the main roads in Shoreview clear, but blowing snow made it a difficult task. 
Margot Brownell of Edina walks down the middle of West 44th Street.
16 Margot Brownell of Edina walks down the middle of West 44th St. near Lake Harriet wearing her running shoes. "I was going to run," she said, "but it was incredibly windy. So I decided to take a neighborhood tour." 
A stranded bike in Minneapolis.
17 A stranded bike in Minneapolis. 
Slogging through the snow in Uptown.
18 Some people, such as this man on Lake St. in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, opted to walk through the deep heavy snow and brave gusting winds. 
People clear snow from the sidewalk of Lyndale Avenue.
19 People clear snow from the sidewalk of Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis. 
Snow blows across the icy surface of Lake Harriet Saturday morning.
20 Snow blows across the icy surface of Lake Harriet on Saturday morning. 
Trucks are out plowing Hwy. 100 between 70th and 77th Streets in Edina.
21 Trucks are out plowing Hwy 100 between 70th and 77th in Edina. 
Azaria, 9, Khalil, 4, and Shawntaya, 6, help shovel snow.
22 From left, Azaria, 9, Khalil, 4, and Shawntaya, 6, help shovel snow from the front steps of their Minneapolis home. 
A man digs out after getting stuck on the off ramp from I-94 onto Lyndale.
23 A man tries to dig his car out of the snow after getting stuck on the off ramp from I-94 onto Lyndale Ave. 
The storm leaves many dreaming of outdoor cafes and warmer temps.
24 The spring blizzard came at a time of year many had hoped to start thinking about outdoor cafes and warmer temperatures.