Snow Day: Winter Photos of Stillwater, Lake Elmo and Beyond …

This week’s snow storm wreaked havoc on commuters, added a few extra hours of physical labor for many homeowners and closed Stillwater Area Public Schools. But let’s be honest, it also brought a heavy dose of winter beauty to Stillwater, even if you’re tired of winter.

Here’s a few photos of the valley after Thursday’s snow storm. If you have photos you’d like to share, please submit them to Stillwater Currrent and I’ll be happy to feature them.

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Here’s a photo from Chris Lemme’s backyard a week ago. “This is how my kids and I are making the most of winter with our backyard luge track,” he said. “It was also a way to get into the Olympic spirit.”

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Sixth Street in Stillwater blanketed in fresh snow Friday morning.

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When the sun came out on Friday afternoon, it made for a picturesque view of the Stillwater Lift Bridge.

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Icicles hang from the Freight House in downtown Stillwater.

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The sun beats down on Tin Bins in the Commander Building in downtown Stillwater.

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But spring can’t come soon enough…

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Downtown Lake Elmo.

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I know a way out… Anyone up for a Caribbean vacation?

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Snow covers downtown Lake Elmo.

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Blue skies over Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

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Yes, think spring…

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Winter may have its grip on Stillwater, but we still have a sense of humor.