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Creative Handmade Greeting or Homemade Birthday Card Instructions

Creative Handmade Greeting or Homemade Birthday Card Instructions

Looking for a great way to wish someone a happy birthday? Follow these instructions for creative handmade four-picture folding birthday or greeting card. Watch the video tutorial here: You can create the cards two different ways: Crop, cut, and move the 4 pictures digitally over the pattern on a computer. Print the 5x7s at a store or …

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U.S. Bank Stadium Construction – Home of Super Bowl LII

U.S. Bank Stadium Construction – Home of Super Bowl LII

Today U.S. Bank Stadium will host Super Bowl LII. For nearly three years, I took weekly pictures of the Metrodome demolition through new stadium construction. Below are some of my favorites. Day of the first Vikings game in U.S. Bank Stadium. It all started when I happened to ask a police officer why he was blocking …

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How to Make Ice Luminaries

How to Make Ice Luminaries

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can light up your sidewalk walkway with ice lantern luminaries. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . If you’re looking for some fun ideas for ice decorations for your Super Bowl party, try making these luminaries out …

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How to Make Ice Candle Holders, Vases, and Bowls

How to Make Ice Candle Holders, Vases, and Bowls

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make candle holders, bowls, and vases out of ice. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . If you’re looking for some fun ideas for ice decorations for your Super Bowl party, try making these ice …

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How to Make Ice Glasses and Punch Bowl

How to Make Ice Glasses and Punch Bowl

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make glasses and a punch bowl out of ice. . Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . If you’re looking for some fun ideas for ice decorations for your Super Bowl party, try making these frozen …

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Extreme Heat vs. Extreme Cold

Extreme Heat vs. Extreme Cold

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can test out extreme heat versus the extreme cold. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . Materials: Large Knife Blow Torches Old Minnesota Cold Experiments Hot Water Experiment (2 liter bottle, funnel, boiling water) Hot Chocolate (cup …

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Frozen Orbeez Sled

Frozen Orbeez Sled

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… if you don’t have a sled, you can make one out of frozen Orbeez. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . Materials: Two large storage containers that will hold about 8 gallons each One cup of dry Orbeez …

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Pictures of the Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium (2014-2016)

Pictures of the Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium (2014-2016)

Last week completed almost 3 years of documenting the demolition of the Metrodome to the first game in the new Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium. It all started when I happened to ask a police officer why he was blocking off the road next to the Metrodome one Sunday morning.  He said that they were going to …

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12 Interesting Things I Learned During My Trip To Disneyland and California Adventures

12 Interesting Things I Learned During My Trip To Disneyland and California Adventures

Below are 12 interesting things we learned when visiting Disneyland and California Adventure.  Play the video or read about each one below.   1. Across the street from Peter Pan, the Evil Queen peeks out from behind the drapes.   2. Cast members jump from a pontoon and use scuba gear to fix and inspect World …

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Minnesota Twins Record with Torii Hunter

Minnesota Twins Record with Torii Hunter

After another loss this season without Torii Hunter, I thought it might be interesting to look at some Minnesota Twins stats with and without Torii Hunter over the past 15 seasons (plus a few games from this season). Without Torii Hunter   With Torii Hunter Year W L % Divison Year W L % Divison …

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Leaky Gutter Damage to the New Minnesota Vikings Stadium (Feb. 28, 2016)

Leaky Gutter Damage to the New Minnesota Vikings Stadium (Feb. 28, 2016)

At the beginning of January, I noticed these large icicles hanging from the roof and snow build-up near the top of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium. Last week, the team began fixing the damage caused by leaky gutters by taking down the U.S. Bank sign, as well as many of the black panels. Below are several before …

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Minnesota Cold (Part 1 – TAKE 2) Hot Boiling Water in the Air – Off a 7 Story Building

Minnesota Cold (Part 1 – TAKE 2) Hot Boiling Water in the Air – Off a 7 Story Building

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… if you throw a pot of boiling water off a seven story building, it vaporizes before it hits the ground. Watch and subscribe to the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: http://www.youtube.com/nziegler . Special thanks to Steve Carlisle for his assistance in this video. Materials: Pot …

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Site of the 2018 Super Bowl – New Minnesota Vikings Stadium – Super Bowl 52 LII (Feb. 7, 2016)

Site of the 2018 Super Bowl – New Minnesota Vikings Stadium – Super Bowl 52 LII (Feb. 7, 2016)

The new Vikings Stadium will be the site for Super Bowl 52 in the year 2018. Here are some pictures from this morning, two years before the kick-off of Super Bowl LII. Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.   To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures …

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New Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium Pictures

New Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium Pictures

It all started when I happened to ask a police officer why he was blocking off the road next to the Metrodome one Sunday morning.  He said that they were going to be blowing up the walls of the Metrodome in a few minutes, so we stuck around. Here’s the footage I shot on my cell …

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What it Looked Like Two Years Ago (Jan. 31, 2016)

What it Looked Like Two Years Ago (Jan. 31, 2016)

Two years ago (January 2014), I took some pictures of the Metrodome demolition. Today I tried to take pictures from those same spots two years later. Pretty crazy the progress they’ve made on the new stadium. More pictures documenting the progress over the past two years: From Metrodome Demolition to New Vikings Stadium Construction   And, …

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Minnesota Cold (Part 16) Frozen Flowers

Minnesota Cold (Part 16) Frozen Flowers

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… if you forget your flowers outside, they’ll freeze overnight and shatter in the morning. Special thanks to Chicago-Lake Floral in Minneapolis for the donation of the flowers. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . Materials: Flowers A hard surface …

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Minnesota Cold (Part 15) Human Snowball

Minnesota Cold (Part 15) Human Snowball

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota, it’s so cold that… you can make a human snowball out of frozen towels and roll it down the hill with someone inside. Special thanks to Hugh Brown for going into the human snowball and  Steve Carlisle for helping shoot some of the video. Watch and subscribe …

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Minnesota Vikings Pancakes

Minnesota Vikings Pancakes

More pancake art videos and pictures: Christmas Pancakes Minnesota Gopher Pancakes Oregon Duck Pancakes Star Wars Pancakes Minnesota Vikings Pancakes Super Mario Pancakes Minnesota Wild Hockey Pancakes Click on the Stadium picture below to see pictures of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium. The Vikings Pancakes made the news! Here’s the story: KARE 11 Pancake Art Story: …

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Minnesota Vikings Pancakes

Minnesota Vikings Pancakes

Click on the Stadium picture below to see pictures of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium. The Vikings Pancakes made the news! Here’s the story: KARE 11 Pancake Art Story:   Click on the Goldie Gopher picture below to see more videos and pictures of Pancake Art. Viking Pancake Designs:               To view or print all …

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Minnesota Cold (Part 14) How to Make Maple Syrup Candy in the Snow

Minnesota Cold (Part 14) How to Make Maple Syrup Candy in the Snow

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can make maple syrup candy in the snow. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler Materials: Tall Pan 100% Pure Maple Syrup Candy Thermometer Snow Steps: Pour a cup or two of 100% pure maple syrup …

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Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – TAKE 2) Frozen Trampoline

Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – TAKE 2) Frozen Trampoline

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can freeze your trampoline and jump from your garage to break it.  *** Warning. Please do not try this one at home. *** Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler .   Materials: Frozen Trampoline Ladder Garage …

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Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – TAKE 1) Frozen Trampoline

Minnesota Cold (Part 13 – TAKE 1) Frozen Trampoline

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can freeze your trampoline. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . Materials: Trampoline Water Hose Water Steps: Take the safety net off of the trampoline. Wait for it to get cold enough then shovel off the …

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Lightning Storm Captured with GoPro Suction Cupped to Car

Lightning Storm Captured with GoPro Suction Cupped to Car

This morning I attached my GoPro to the hood of our car and started recording during a lightning storm.  Below are still shots from the video footage.  The video was shot near Motley, Minnesota on Sunday, July 6th starting at 5:45 a.m. Music used with permission: Five Armies by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Horizontal Decks Beginning to be Poured (Apr. 13, 2014)

Horizontal Decks Beginning to be Poured (Apr. 13, 2014)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Here are a couple more pictures of the new wall from last week (April 6, 2014).     To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

Winter Video – Spring Break in Minnesota – Building a Snowman

Winter Video – Spring Break in Minnesota – Building a Snowman

When you live in Minnesota, you never know what kind of weather you’re going to get during Spring Break. On this particular year, it snowed 10 inches overnight.  It made for a fun last day of Spring Break for me and the kids. Music used with permission: Gold Rush by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Metrodome Demolition – Good Bye to the Dome (Mar. 16, 2014)

Metrodome Demolition – Good Bye to the Dome (Mar. 16, 2014)

Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Here are a couple of pictures of the one side remaining from the week before (March 9, 2014).     To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

Video of the Metrodome Explosion

Video of the Metrodome Explosion

Today we were fortunate enough to be downtown dropping my wife off at the time of the Metrodome Explosion. Got some great footage of the explosion. They featured it on www.CBSsports.com . Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Click here to see more pictures of the progress …

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Metrodome Explosion – Blast Caught on Video (February 23, 2014)

Metrodome Explosion – Blast Caught on Video (February 23, 2014)

Today we were fortunate enough to be downtown dropping my wife off at the time of the Metrodome Explosion. Got some great footage of the explosion. They featured it on www.CBSsports.com . Click here to see more pictures of the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium.   To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of …

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Winter Video – Snowing in Minneapolis – a night time bike ride through downtown in the snow

Winter Video – Snowing in Minneapolis – a night time bike ride through downtown in the snow

I thought it would be fun to take a bike ride through downtown Minneapolis with my new GoPro camera. Here’s what it’s like from the biker’s perspective. Music used with permission: Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Winter Video – Hot Water in Minnesota (a short film)

Winter Video – Hot Water in Minnesota (a short film)

Hot Water in Minnesota. A short film about what happens when you throw hot water in cold Minnesota. It was -19 degrees Fahrenheit when this movie was filmed. The movie was filmed entirely with a GoPro video camera. Music used with permission: Barroom Ballet by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Minnesota Cold (Part 12) Making a Snowman Piñata

Minnesota Cold (Part 12) Making a Snowman Piñata

Subscribe to the Minnesota Cold YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/nziegler Minnesota – It’s so cold that… you can make a piñata with water instead of paste. Watch and subscribe all of the Minnesota Cold Weather Experiments: www.youtube.com/nziegler . Materials: A large bag of candy 3 balloons Paper towels, cut in strips Warm water in a bowl 3 shallow …

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