January 6, 2014

As snow and cold slam into the Midwest, the region’s newspapers are offering the country a look at the polar weather up close. All front pages courtesy the Newseum.

In St. Louis, which has had more than a foot of snow so far, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows a motorist in a haze:

St. Louis’s deep cold made the news in Washington, where the forecast predicts highs in the mid-40s:

In Des Moines, a great headline (and some people not listening to it):

In Chicago, possibly a new nickname?

In Milwaukee, Packers fans feel the cold in several ways:

In St. Paul, there’s no stopping members of the Twin Cities Unicycle Club:

And the bitter cold and snow didn’t slow down this cross-country skier either, apparently:

Finally, in Lawrence, Kansas, photographer Mike Yoder captured the snow-covered face of Allan Umscheid for the Lawrence Journal-World. That photo was also popular today in many other papers. Brrrr…

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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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