I rode in Milwaukee for years, you get used to it, usually eat shit once or twice at the beginning of the year until you remember how to ride in snow.
Milwaukee got plowed out pretty good, mpls can't plow for shit so that makes it a lot worse.
You gotta think about your commute, what alternatives you have if shit gets real bad, oh and yeah... Riding in the snow and salt fuckin ruins your bike, 2-3 years tops before it's all rusted to hell.
My advice as a 34 year old lamedad is no way don't do it but when I was 20 I would have said nut up, let's blast!
I also ate shit and slid under the back of a moving garbage truck once, that was wild.