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Storm drops fresh snow across region

Doug Westrum started blowing snow at 7 a.m. Tuesday around Baker Park Apartments. After three hours of work, he could see the end drawing near. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer1 / 3
Shirley Worth, left, uses a yellow shovel while Kathy Keilwitz employs a unique broom and scraper combo to clear snow from their vehicles Tuesday before continuing to clean other residents’ vehicles at Baker Park Apartments. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer2 / 3
Derrick Hayes and his sister Mikayla Hayes walk Tuesday along Beltrami Avenue to catch their bus at Central Elementary School. The deep snow made it difficult to use the sidewalk. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer3 / 3
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Storm drops fresh snow across region
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI – A major winter storm dropped significant snow throughout the region Monday and Tuesday.

In Bemidji, the storm brought 6 inches of fresh white powder, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, N.D.

The Beltrami County Emergency Management office received reports of larger amounts, from 7 inches near Red Lake, 9 inches in Waskish and 10 inches near Blackduck and Kelliher.

The totals closed or delayed schools throughout the region due to snow and ice-packed roads.

And while Beltrami County received its share of snow, the total could have been much higher.

Some locations in northeast North Dakota received more than a foot of snow, with the Sarles area reporting 18 inches.

The weather service’s forecast for the upcoming week in Bemidji projects a gradual warming trend, which should hasten the spring thaw.

Here’s a look at the weather service’s daytime forecast for Bemidji:

Today – Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

Thursday – Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

Friday – Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Monday – A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

Pioneer staff reports
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