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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    That's colder than the Curiosity rover measured on Mars.
    Hettinger is probably closer to Mars than it is to where you live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Hettinger is probably closer to Mars than it is to where you live.
    Hettinger and Mars have the same number of trees also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Newer cars with the fuel injection do a much better job starting in the cold than the older carbureted versions, but having a block heater installed doesn't hurt anything. And with these smaller engine blocks, the block heater can be effectively the bulb from the old "Easy Bake" ovens.

    How many younger folks even KNOW what a carburetor is, ... or an Easy Bake oven.
    Funny enough, I didnít know that cars no longer have carbuerators until about five years ago. Grew up hearing about them and didnít realize they no longer are included

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    There is more to a block heater than starting. Tolerances in the engine change in the cold, block heater warms engine so tolerances are closer to design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    @chrisdolcewx: Wind chill as cold as -58 F in Hettinger, ND, this morning. Lowest I've seen thus far. https://twitter.com/chrisdolcewx/sta...507520/photo/1
    Fine small town Hettinger is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    You parked too far away from the rink. On Friday, I parked at the ramp across University Ave from Old Mariucci, and that was cold enough. The fiancee wasn't very happy with that walk.
    We go to dinkytown to eat before the game.

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    I got home from Mexico last night...just an 80 or so degree difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    We go to dinkytown to eat before the game.
    Where does one eat? Once campus pizza closed we said **** it and donít eat on campus anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Where does one eat? Once campus pizza closed we said **** it and donít eat on campus anymore.
    A mix of everything. Blarneys, Annieís, Sterbs, Pourhouse. Been to Sallyís a few times but itís aleays packed and everything is so meh there itís just not worth it. But itís not the same without CP.

    I was just commenting yesterday that there isnít a great place to eat anymore on campus. Everything is such college bar food and it kind of wears you down throughout the season. There may be places to eat, but the drink selection isnít there or itís just not the pregame atmosphere you want. I havenít been to some of the newer spots that were bulldozed and rebuilt near Sallyís. I swear Houghton has better choices than Minnesota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    A mix of everything. Blarneys, Annieís, Sterbs, Pourhouse. Been to Sallyís a few times but itís aleays packed and everything is so meh there itís just not worth it. But itís not the same without CP.

    I was just commenting yesterday that there isnít a great place to eat anymore on campus. Everything is such college bar food and it kind of wears you down throughout the season. There may be places to eat, but the drink selection isnít there or itís just not the pregame atmosphere you want. I havenít been to some of the newer spots that were bulldozed and rebuilt near Sallyís. I swear Houghton has better choices than Minnesota.
    NOTE TO ANY OTHER GPLers: I DID NOT SAY THIS.

    Although I will agree with the sentiment.
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    Just for pregame on campus though. I think places like Loring crush Houghton. Never had a bad meal there.

    Itís also nice to be able to eat within walking distance of the arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Just for pregame on campus though. I think places like Loring crush Houghton. Never had a bad meal there.

    Itís also nice to be able to eat within walking distance of the arena.
    Yes, pregame was the sentiment that the post was taken in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    That's colder than the Curiosity rover measured on Mars.
    You been to Hettinger? It looks like Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    You been to Hettinger? It looks like Mars.
    Mars has more going on than this:

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    Mars has more going on than this:

    Mars, Pennsylvania?
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    Mookie got off the plane at 7a and it was 60 deg


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    We went to the mountains for New Year's. It dropped all the way to 19 and I had to wear a jacket for the first time in 3+ years.








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    We went to the mountains for New Year's. It dropped all the way to 19 and I had to wear a jacket for the first time in 3+ years.








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    Water line froze at the meter overnight in my gararge in the water heater closet. Found the problem at 5am, got a hold of the city (was told by plumber last year my city was one of the only ones in the nation to actually cover from the meter back to the street). Hot water was okay, but with no incoming cold, I didn't want to leave it running with no cold water coming into the house.

    City gets to me finally at Noon, says "sorry, policy changed last fall, from shutoff to the house is now the homeowners problem."

    Scrambled to find a plumber knowing that the longer it sits in this weather, the more it will freeze.

    After trying the ol' hairdryer trick and being unsuccessful, wife and I went to Wal-Mart and bought a space heater. Hooked that up to try and warm the area, also jammed an old heating pad into the loop for the meter. Plumbers called said to save the "emergency" money, they would only do the same thing we are, but charge a premium.


    Got frustrated, so we went to lunch (finally at 4p) and helped a friend swap his truck battery.

    Came home an hour ago and the faucets were streaming some cold water.


    Now the hot water line is froze.
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