Impregnable fortress

Snow, warm temps make it a good day to play outside

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Lauren O’Neil, Rylan O’Neil and Dylan Jackson survey the hill from the snow fort they built in South Park Saturday.

NEW ULM — With a layer of fresh snow on the ground and temperatures holding around 30 degrees, Saturday was a winter wonderland for area families.

Several kids and their parents took to the snow hills around New Ulm. The hills at South Park and South German park were especially busy.

The Wiedl family spent the morning sledding at South German Park. Cindy Wiedl slid down the hill with her four-year-old granddaughter Brynn.

Wiedl was happy for the chance. She said not many grandmothers are able to go sledding. Her adult son, Jacob Wiedl was sledding with his one-year-old son Kyler.

Sledding is a longtime tradition for the Wiedl family, but this was the first chance Brynn and Kyler were able to experience the fun.

The South Park Hill had a similar combination of parents and grandparents sledding with the kids.

Due to the warm weather the snow was suitable for packing and a group of kids led by Rylan O’Neil, Lauren O’Neil and Dylan Jackson were able to make snow fort at the top of the hill. From their vantage point behind a snow they could view all of South Park and remain safe from snowball attacks.

This reprieve from the cold is expected to last through Sunday and possible turn into snow in time for President’s Day.


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