Very oddly for Minnesota, the brown grass is still showing. Historically the La Nina pattern suppresses snowfall over the northern tier states, and this year appears to be no exception. However, I can report that it is currently snowing.
But that'll hit CNN shortly enough. Here's a list of the top 10 stories you probably didn't hear about in 2006. Who needs censorship when you've got a media that ignores the inconvenient stories all on its own?
In short, we are all going to have our work cut out for us in 2007. But for now, go enjoy the fireworks, kiss someone at midnight, and have a happy New Years.