This is spring?

Nathan Bartel said he’s in his mid-30s, but shoveling the heavy snow made him “feel like (he) is 70.” Mike Preisler fires up the snow blower one more time to clear a sidewalk along Main Street. Usually at this time of year kids can bike to school, but this student had to push his bike for a ways, as portions of the sidewalk near North Branch Area Middle School were too slippery to traverse on two wheels. North Branch Public Works crews were busy plowing the roads in the city. The wet snow stuck to just about everything, including street signs, which obscured them.
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Usually at this time of year kids can bike to school, but this student had to push his bike for a ways, as portions of the sidewalk near North Branch Area Middle School were too slippery to traverse on two wheels.

Old Man Winter decided to give Minnesotans another kick in the pants today — hopefully the last one for a while — before making his exit.

Technically, it’s spring, but it sure didn’t look that way around North Branch, where around 11 inches of snow fell.

People around town dealt with the situation as best they could by getting out the snow blowers, shovels and plows to move the thick, heavy snow from roadways, driveways and sidewalks.

Chisago County residents who would like to submit their photos of the spring snowstorm — anything from your kids making a snowman to dogs romping in the snow — can do so by emailing them to [email protected] by 2 p.m. Monday. Those photos will then be printed in next week’s Post Review.

Photos by Derrick Knutson