Even for Minnesota, this has been a winter of extremes, with mandatory statewide school cancellations and wind chills plummeting to more than 40 degreees below zero. But Minnesotans are a stoic lot and mostly embrace the cold. We asked for readers' favorite ways to cope with extreme weather, and here are some of our favorite respones:

 

 

Meanwhile, in St. Paul, the Vulcans are working to create a giant snow slide for the Winter Carnival. Take a look:

 

Others, were not having it, and are taking a different approach to dealing with the frozen landscape we call home: