WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) --     Special ó It seems like for the second year in a row we have had a winter that just doesnít want to give up. Last Thursday afternoon wet snow began to blanket the area, and by Friday morning over six inches of snow fell in the area. It left a big mess for local street crews to deal with.

    The good news is that with the angle of the sun beating down on us, the majority of the snow was gone by Monday morning. By the time most of you read this mother nature is doing an about face with temperatures climbing into the low seventies and sixties. But donít get to comfortable, as the forecast shows temperatures the first of next week will drop back into the high thirties or low forties.

    On the good side spring sports are getting back in gear with practices and games in the mix for the rest of the week.

    For Westbrook Walnut Grove Athletic Director Leo Theisen, weather makes his job much more difficult with having to reschedule so many events.

    Of course area farmers are chomping at the bit as they wait to get into the fields to prepare for planting the crops. They are all hoping that the temperatures stay steady higher and that we donít get a lot of rain.

    Getting the crop in the ground in  a timely manner can mean a huge difference in the quality and quantity they will get at harvest, not to mention all the other hazards that can effect it.

    People should also be conscious of farm equipment on the roads during this busy season as they go from place to place.