I wish we had flowers popping up out of the ground already but unfortunately, we aren't seeing the green quite yet in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Illinois.  We ARE seeing one big sign of spring though and it is making everyone giddy and smile because it means Spring is finally here!

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Robins have arrived in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin!

I've been looking extra hard for my first robin sighting but unfortunately, I'm still waiting to see one.  I know they are out there though because people were really excited to share about their sightings when I asked on Facebook.

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Have you spotted a robin in Southeast Minnesota yet?  Let me know if the familiar bird has been found where you live on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or on Instagram.

Help track the robin migration throughout the country

If you see a robin in your yard or happen to see one while driving, you can help track the migration and put your robin sighting in a website that is helping log the migration.  All the info can be found here.  

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Did you know that some robins stay in Minnesota all winter?

Here's a fun fact that you may not have known:  Not all robins leave the frigid state of Minnesota for the winter.  Ajnos Nosdivad made that comment on the Y-105FM Facebook page and is correct!  According to journeynorth.org, as long as there is food, a robin can stay in our area during the winter and survive.  Obviously in the winter, our ground is frozen so they are unable to get any worms, but they do feast on berries also.

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11 of the Biggest Weather-Related Disasters in Minnesota Throughout History

As we get excited about Spring weather, we also need to be a bit cautious.  Dangerous weather can happen at any time but unfortunately, spring seems to be when tornadoes in the midwest are more prevalent.  In fact, we already saw several lives lost in 2022 due to tornadoes in Iowa.

Below are 11 of the biggest weather-related disasters that Minnesota has seen throughout history and if you've lived in the midwest for a bit, you may have lived through some of these horrific moments.

11 of the Most Devastating Weather Disasters in Minnesota Throughout The Years

We might be full of lakes and "nice" but Minnesota has had its fair share of horrible and nasty weather. Throughout the years we've had floods, fires, storms that have crushed stadium roofs flat, and tornadoes that have destroyed lives.