Hey Chad - thanks for putting feelers out for this: it's good to see some other Minnesota folks getting out in winter. Unfortunately, there is literally only 1 or 2 potential weekends that I could get up to the North Shore this winter, and they aren't until March (turns out medicine residencies are busy...), but i love the idea of getting some BPLers together for an occassional winter overnight. I'll let you know if I head north later this year. Keep us posted regarding future trips.
have a blast,