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MINNEAPOLIS - The sun is shining, the Twins are playing and it's patio dining time in downtown Minneapolis before the Twins' home opener at Target Field.

"i got layers," smiled Woodbury's Bill Stoeklen. "I got to take them off because I got too hot."

"I took a picture outside of my window the other day it was full of snow, and today here we are no jacket and beautiful sunshine," said Cassandra Lyons.

There were those taking in that sunshine with short sleeves and others, you better believe it, in shorts.

"This is beautiful, this is great weather, compared to last year this is awesome," smiled Stoeklen.

Last year, when things seem to nearly always be a bit better or worse, in this reference, worse, much worse.

The temperature for the Minnesota Twins home opener in 2013 was 28 degrees.

But today is about the present, patios and unfortunately pot holes and a lot of them.

"We have a lot of work to do," said Jim Myslicki, Hennepin County.

You think the Twins have their work cut out for them, Hennepin County workers broke out the hot mix.

Ideally the black top blend will be a lot more successful at filling the holes and keeping them that way, through not only the home opener, but the rest of the baseball season.

"We paid our dues we need a lot of days like this,' said Stoeklen.

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