A snow emergency was declared by both cities after last night's storm. It was announced by both the PP and the Star Tribune. In typical PP fashion, though, they included only an announcement, link, and contact number. The ST had a long article that touched on the storm, the snow emergency, how to prepare for a SE and what the weather will look like this week. It's unsigned.
The snow emergency is a pretty confusing thing, even for people who've here a while. It's important that people have relevant information about when it is and how it functions so that their cars don't get towed. I think it was important enough for the ST to give it all this room.