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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.

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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 letters@forumcomm.com
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