Police in the snowy northern US state of Minnesota received a surprise on Thursday when they were called to check on the welfare of a cardboard cutout figure.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation pulled snowploughs off the roads in nearly a dozen southeastern counties of the US state because of the extreme cold.
A hardy St Bernard is recovering after spending 17 days all alone in the cold and snow of Minnesota.
Authorities in Minnesota say a two-year-old child was unhurt after falling from the back seat of a moving vehicle while strapped into a car seat.
New Dundee United owner Mark Ogren has already seen the Tangerines in action this season.
This is the autonomous shuttle bus which is being trialled in Minnesota and is now offering free rides to passengers.