Weather Forecast

Lee Rients of Willmar uses his tractor to clear his driveway Sunday during the first major snow storm of the season.

Storm brings heavy snow to west central Minnesota


WILLMAR — State highways were closed, plows were pulled off the roads and church services were cancelled Sunday as a powerful winter storm roared across west central Minnesota leaving more than a foot of snow — with some reports of a foot and a half of snow— in the area.

Many local schools will be at least two hours late this morning to give plows a chance to clear roads. Some west central Minnesota districts had already decided Sunday night to close schools today.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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