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April 12, 2019
A Minnesota state trooper was blown off his feet Thursday, April 11, while directing traffic around a jackknifed semi during a snowstorm. Special to The Forum / Minnesota State Patrol
A snowstorm so strong it blew over a Minnesota trooper
April 12, 2019 - 10:29am
April 11, 2019
Blowing snow was causing white-out conditions Thursday morning along Business Highway 71 in north. The ice-covered roadway combined with the blowing snow made for hazardous driving conditions.
Kelly Boldan / Tribune
A wintry punch: Spring storm system brings thunder, lightning, sleet and snow to Minnesota
April 11, 2019 - 8:24pm
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Spring Combo: Wind, hail, snow, sleet, thunder and no travel advised
April 11, 2019 - 11:57am
Blizzard conditions occurred Thursday morning in rural Oliva.
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Blizzard: Video of conditions Thursday morning in rural Olivia
April 11, 2019 - 11:20am
Updated: No travel advised on regional state highways; Lac qui Parle County issues no travel advisory
April 11, 2019 - 6:31am
April 10, 2019
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune  

Road conditions deteriorated quickly on U.S. Highway 71 during the early afternoon Wednesday as heavy snow and wind made driving very challenging. Spin-outs were reported and visibility was near zero south of the Kandiyohi-Renville County line.
April snowstorm hits west central Minnesota, Blizzard warning with 55 mph winds expected through Friday
April 10, 2019 - 8:03pm
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune  Highway 212 in Olivia was covered in snow and sleet. Winds caused reduced visibility as drivers tried to safety traverse the road.
April winter storm arrives Wednesday, dangerous driving conditions reported
April 10, 2019 - 2:44pm
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Plants are tended Wednesday at Creekside Greenhouses in rural Pennock.play button
Pennock greenhouse preps for season amid challenges of spring snowstorm
April 10, 2019 - 2:29pm
MnDOT says motorists should plan ahead for pending snow storm
April 10, 2019 - 10:46am
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A plow truck for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 office gets prepped in Willmar in this Feb. 4 file photo. Some trucks had already been fitted with road striping equipment, and crews on Tuesday were putting snowplows back on those vehicles ahead of the predicted blizzard.
Spring storm could dump 1 or 2 feet of snow in Willmar area
April 10, 2019 - 5:18am
February 24, 2019
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Highway 23 from Willmar to Clara City upgraded to no travel advised
February 24, 2019 - 10:08pm
Minnesota Highway 23 between Willmar and Clara City remains closed to travel, and will remain closed through early morning, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT recommends motorists continue to stay off state highways throughout much of southwest Minnesota overnight due to dangerous winter driving conditions and closed highways.
MnDOT: Dangerous winter driving conditions remain throughout much of southwest Minnesota overnight
February 24, 2019 - 9:13pm
Photo courtesy of Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office
Plow trucks, emergency vehicles and tow trucks worked tirelessly throughout the day Sunday trying to keep roads as open as possible. Stuck vehicles hampered efforts as crews reported vehicles stacking up in troublesome areas.
Battling the blizzard: Road crews and law enforcement out in force
February 24, 2019 - 6:21pm
This image is from the MnDOT camera on state Highway 7 near Clara City.
Highway 23 from Willmar to Clara City is closed
February 24, 2019 - 12:49pm
This National Weather Service map shows the areas in red that are currently under a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. tonight.
Updated: Portions of U.S. Hwy. 71 and MN Highway 4 closed; no travel advised for much of the region
February 24, 2019 - 10:11am
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