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5 ways to survive a Minnesota winter commute with sanity

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Driving on Highway 2 in Duluth, Minn. (photo by Iris Perez / FOX 9 News) Driving on Highway 2 in Duluth, Minn. (photo by Iris Perez / FOX 9 News)
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Classical music

Christmas music is great. It's festive, cheery, seasonal, etc. But when you're in bumper-to-bumper traffic, staring at brake lights through an iced-up windshield and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" pops on for 50th time this week, you need something else. Switch it to classical music and you will be transported to your very own luxury car commercial.


Back roads

There's always another way. You will definitely need to deal with stop signs, stoplights and pedestrians, and it may even take longer than staying on the highway, but a change of pace can help.


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Courtesy

Don't block the intersection. Be the one car that finally lets the bus change lanes. Let a merging car slip in front of you. Little acts of traffic charity.



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Hot chocolate

Particularly coffeehouse hot chocolate made with whole milk, whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.


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Expectations

40 is the new 20. If snow is falling, it's going to take a lot longer to get to and from work (that's no secret). Expect double (or even triple) the commute time, and anything shorter is a little victory.


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