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Snow removal crews work Sunday to keep the parking lot near Papa Murphy’s in Willmar accessible as heavy snow falls at a fast pace. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Snowstorm brings travel to virtual standstill across large area of west central Minnesota

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WILLMAR - First came the sleet and freezing rain, then came the snow.

Travel came to a standstill across the region Sunday as a large winter storm dumped several inches of wintry precipitation over much of Minnesota. The heaviest snow fell in a large swath across the central part of the state, where many towns got half a foot or more of new snow.

“Tough shape” is how a dispatcher at the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office described road conditions Sunday .

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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