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Brutal weather closes schools, strands motorists across region -- 30 to 40 people rescued from cars between Lake Park and Hawley

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FARGO - Emergency responders, sometimes with snowplow escorts, were busy Sunday rescuing stranded highway motorists in the winter’s worst blizzard.


Although highways including Interstates 29 and 94 were shut down over vast areas of North Dakota and Minnesota, many motorists failed to heed no-travel advisories and got stuck in drifts in windswept rural areas.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to