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Where's Spring?

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It's the end of March and there is still snow on the ground.  Now that ski slopes are closed, people are anxious for the spring weather to actually arrive. 

KTTC checked in with employees at the Hampton Inn on Wednesday, where they were trying to push spring in by using a bit of reverse psychology.  In the winter time, as a courtesy to guests if snow falls, the employees here will clean it all off.

But after seven straight Mondays of doing that, the workers here are ready to throw in the towel.  They built a snowman Wednesday afternoon, and it's the hope that very soon the warming spring sun will melt him-- and the rest of the snow around the area.

"It's kind of the reverse rain dance. We are so tired of winter that we said today, 'we'll build a snowman, and if you have a snowman it's going to melt,' and spring is going to spring," said Dan Nelson, general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites.

They also have a pool going on when this guy will actually melt.

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