In the photo below you can see a hint of the yellowish streak on the wing. As I've noted before, the pine siskin is one of the "irruptive winter finches," meaning that in a given area some years it may be present in large numbers but other years not at all.
While these birds usually breed to our north, and most of the northward migration (if birds are present that year) takes place in April, Robert B. Janssen's Birds in Minnesota (we have the 1987 edition) notes it has been confirmed as breeding in Rice County. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology notes:
Following a large irruptive winter flight, some individuals may stay near a dependable food source and breed far south of the normal breeding range.It looks as if we're going to lose much of our snow cover in the next week, with daytime temperatures in the 40s and 50s and nighttime lows staying above freezing. As the snow retreats it'll be interesting to see how soon we start to lose our winter birds like the pine siskins, dark-eyed juncos and red-breasted nuthatches that have brought us so much viewing pleasure this winter..