The weather in Stern Rubber’s back yard is extremely inconsistent and the opening week of spring hasn’t been any different.  With highs reaching nearly 70 degrees on Saturday April 23rd, outdoor activists, golfers and really, everyone in the area thought summer was about to begin.
Yet, on Wednesday the 26th, only 3 days later, the tables turned and across the state with temperatures dropping below freezing, there was a blanket of snow covering most of the state, especially our area. Just north of Stern Rubber’s Staples facility in Bemidji, nearly 7 inches of snow accumulated, closing golf courses, slowing down traffic and making it seem, as though winter had never even left.
Although this strange cold snap came for a few days, it went away just as fast. With upper 50’s returning for the weekend and no snow in sight for a few days, the spring season will continue in with many warm weather firsts, including the Grandview golf opener at the Pines and Preserve golf courses.  This event kicks off the opening of the golf season for 2017, and includes special guest the “Common Man” from KFAN radio in Minneapolis hitting the opening tee shot and hosting a radio show, with a concert in the parking lot at the Pines to cap things off.
The lakes area is ready to officially kick of the spring/summer season, but as most Minnesotan’s are used to, Mother Nature may have other ideas.