Daylight Saving Time begins each spring and ends each fall. Soon, we'll spring ahead, resulting in earlier later but sunsets.

Originally introduced in the United States during World War I to conserve coal for heating homes, Daylight Saving Time was very unpopular and quickly abolished. However, it was reinstated in the 1960s. While the majority of states observe DST, some, like Minnesota, are pushing to eliminate the time change.

Will Minnesota Get Rid Of Daylight Savings Time?

Currently, Hawaii and Arizona are the only states that do not switch their clocks for daylight saving time, and Minnesota leaders want our state to join them.


Approval from the Federal Government is necessary before any state can ditch DST. State Representative Mike Freiberg talked with KARE 11 about wanting to "lock the clock" once Congress authorizes Minnesota to permanently switch to Daylight Saving Time.

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Health Impact of Daylight Saving Time

The Sleep Foundation warns of potential negative effects on physical and mental well-being due to time changes. A study noted a 40-minute decrease in average sleep on the Monday after "Springing Forward."

When Do We Switch Our Clocks?

Young woman lying in bed reaching for an alarm clock

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m., chosen to minimize the impact on travel. During its experimental phase in 1918, this time was selected because it least disrupted train travel.

In 2024, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10, with a time jump at 2:00 AM. The clocks are set back on Sunday, November 3rd, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.

Highest-paying jobs in Minnesota that don't require a college degree

Stacker ranked the 50 highest-paying jobs in Minnesota that don't require a college degree, using annual compensation data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

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