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Highway 2 reopens, driving conditions remain difficult in northwestern MN

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BEMIDJI - Motorists are urged Tuesday to drive with care in northwestern Minnesota as conditions on some highways continue to be difficult due to weather conditions.


U.S. Highway 2 from Crookston to East Grand Forks was reopened this morning after being shut down early Monday morning. However, motorists should continue to remain cautious as some roads are still slippery from drifting and blowing snow, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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The current wind chill advisory is expected to expire at noon today as winds slowly subside. Here is a look at the National Weather Service's forecast for the Bemidji area this week:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 0. Wind chill values as low as -32. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around -17. Wind chill values as low as -32. North northwest wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -32. East wind around 7 mph. At night, partly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -17. East southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. East southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. On Thursday night, a 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 22. At night, a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 11.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Low around 10.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. At night, a slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 15.

Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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