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Published February 29, 2012, 05:30 PM

Winter Storm Dumps up to Foot of Snow in Parts of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After going most of the winter without snow, Minnesota is dealing with a storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on parts of the state.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After going most of the winter without snow, Minnesota is dealing with a storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on parts of the state.

The National Weather Service says Alexandria and Rush City both received 12 inches of snow. Other reports include 10.5 inches in Cambridge and North Branch, 9 inches in Isanti and 8 inches in Sauk Rapids, Elk River and Sartell.

The Duluth area received 9 inches, and it was still snowing there Wednesday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports 160 crashes statewide between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, with most of the crashes happening in the Twin Cities. No serious or fatal accidents are reported.

Xcel Energy reports widespread power outages across the state. The company hopes to have power restored by late Wednesday.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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