The Story of Winter: Minnesota’s Most Iconic Season from Alec Johnson. A documentary movie by Alec Johnson and Minnesota DNR Sr. Climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld. The team explores Minnesotans’ identity with their most infamous season, Winter. Very few places in the lower 48 states of North America do cold winters the way Minnesota does. As Kenny mentions in the movie, “If you consider the 5 million plus people that endure it, then no one does it the way Minnesota does it. Love it or hate it, as part of where we are, it is part of who we are.”