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A common problem lately is the drifting due to windy conditions. Ice fisherman have been battling this all winter as what used to be a road to fish house on Lake Irving has a few drifts leading to it on Wednesday afternoon. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Blizzard warning for Bemidji area

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BEMIDJI -- A blizzard warning has been issued for the Bemidji area until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and a wind chill warning remains in effect until Thursday morning.
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 Strong winds and blowing snow are causing blizzard-like conditions in the Bemidji area, according to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, N.D. That will continue into the evening, and possibly overnight, the weather service said. Also, dangerously cold wind chills will continue this evening into Thursday, the weather service said, with temperatures as low as 26 degrees below zero, with wind chills as low as 43 below. No travel was advised on several highways closer to the North Dakota border, according to the state Department of Transportation. Visibility in the Bemidji was at a half-mile or less, according to the weather service.   
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