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Similar storm claimed lives in early 1900s

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Adolph Wohlka and his four younger brothers left their country schoolhouse just as a snowstorm started blowing on the afternoon of March 14, 1920.


They never made it to their farm in rural Ward County in northwestern North Dakota - five among 34 who were killed in a severe blizzard caused by a freakish low-pressure system nearly matched by this week's storm.

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