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By John Sanford Dugan
For the Pine Knot News 

Couple find adventure, kindness in snowstorm

 

March 1, 2019

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Wrenshall's John and Betsy Dugan found shelter at St. Rose of Lima Church, along with 75 other "ground blizzard" refugees.

Couple find adventure, kindness in snowstormWhat do you call a white-out snowstorm with the sun shining? My wife and I found out last weekend when a "ground blizzard" in the I-90 corridor east of Rochester turned us into refugees spending 20 hours with scores of others in a church social hall. As we were heading west through Winona County, high winds were blowing deep snow that had fallen the night before into drifts several feet high on the road; ice had already formed on the surface from rain and rapidly dropping temperatures.

We passed cars stranded on the shoulder. Should we stop and re...



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