Items Tagged with 'Polar Vortex'


Farmers work overtime during recent polar vortex

Heavy coats, generators kept livestock warm during days with dangerously low temperatures.

February 22, 2019
Before winter arrives, farmers who work year-round have to take a multitude of precautions. Read More

Polar vortex eats into revenue

Winter Storm Jayden devours perishable inventory, employee paychecks and several days of sales.

February 8, 2019
The extreme cold, snow and ice that swallowed the Midwest from Jan. 28-31 also took a bite out of local small businesses’ bottom lines. Read More

Street Talk: Everybody's girding up for new winter woes

Shot in the dark.

November 14, 2014
The worst winter in 40 years seems like it just ended, but already this year’s blast is making its presence felt. Read More

Weather gives cold shoulder to Michigan Blood donations

Holidays, ice and snow form the perfect storm.

January 17, 2014
Although the 2014 polar vortex has been over for almost two weeks, the effect of the cold weather and massive snowstorms that pounded West Michigan earlier this month linger on. Read More

Company snow days face legal hurdles

Who gets paid and who doesn’t when weather forces businesses to close?

January 10, 2014
Schools weren’t the only ones making snow day calls last week, thanks to the polar vortex’s assault on the Midwest. Several companies decided to close, as well. Read More

Street Talk: The price of doing business with the polar vortex

Swimming with sharks.

January 10, 2014
While everybody else was heroically fighting the snow and ice — or staring horrified out the window at the “Great Polar Vortex,” guys like Tim Walsh were seeing lots of dollar signs flying through the air. Read More