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February 8, 2016
As a northwest wind gusts to as much as 40 miles an hour around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, vehicles nearly disappear in blowing snow as they move along U.S. Business 71 near the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Storm blows into Minnesota
February 8, 2016 - 11:56pm
As of 2 p.m.. Monday afternoon, travel is not advised in much of southwest Minnesota this morning. The purple roads are marked travel not advised or closed. The majority of west central Minnesota roads remain partially covered. Stay tuned to 511mn.org for road condition updates. Source: Minnesota Department of Transporation
Update 2 p.m.: Storm blows into southwest Minnesota; conditions ease in west central Minnesota
February 8, 2016 - 2:31pm
As of 11 a.m. Monday morning, travel is not advised in much of southwest Minnesota this morning. The purple roads are marked travel not advised or closed. The majority of west central Minnesota roads remain partially covered. Stay tuned to 511mn.org for road condition updates. Source: Minnesota Department of Transporation
Update 10 a.m.: Conditions ease in west central Minnesota; blizzard conditions continue in southwest Minnesota
February 8, 2016 - 9:58am
February 2, 2016
MnDOT expands no travel advisory to Redwood and Renville counties, along with S.W. Minnesota
February 2, 2016 - 7:33pm
Winter storm creates hazardous conditions; no travel advised in southern Minnesota
February 2, 2016 - 2:58pm
December 14, 2015
On January 13, 1888, the day after the blizzard, large drifts blanketed most of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Nebraska and Iowa. The Children’s Blizzard was considered one of the deadliest of all time. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The legend of the Minnesota blizzard of 1888
December 14, 2015 - 8:08am
March 15, 2015
At this farm south of Murdock, a four-foot cut had to be made in a deep snowdrift to uncover the telephone lines after the St. Patrick’s Day Blizzard of 1965. (TRIBUNE/File)
Residents recall the paralyzing St. Patrick's Day blizzard 50 years later
March 15, 2015 - 11:44pm
March 3, 2015
Buses pick up students shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The public school district closed schools and cancelled activities because blizzard warnings were in effect for west central Minnesota until 6 p.m. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
March 3, 2015 - 10:54pm
Students boards buses shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar because of inclement weather. Secondary schools in Willmar dismissed at 9:45 a.m. and elementary schools closed at 10 a.m. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Winter storm leads to area school closings
March 3, 2015 - 10:30am
Blowing snow was the view looking west on U.S. Highway 12 at 11:45 p.m.. today in Murdock, Minn. Submitted photo by Jannet Walsh.
Blizzard warning in effect today
March 3, 2015 - 10:09am
January 26, 2015
East Coast braces for ‘historic’ blizzard
January 26, 2015 - 12:26am
January 8, 2015
Blowing snow reduces visibility at 19th Ave. Southeast and Fifth Street in Willmar. A no-travel advisory was issued for much of the region until Thursday evening. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Blizzard whips up a mess
January 8, 2015 - 9:46pm
Traffic moved cautiously along the Highway 23 bypass south of Willmar with wind speeds approaching 40 mph at mid-afternoon. Low visibility due to blowing snow prompted no-travel advisories throughout the region Thursday. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Slow going
January 8, 2015 - 8:21pm
Update: Highway 71 between Redwood Falls and Highway 14 to reopen around 7:30 p.m.
January 8, 2015 - 5:01pm
Update: MnDOT lifts travel advisory
January 8, 2015 - 2:47pm