By Dan Reed 

Guest column: Getting by in dark days


December 23, 2022


Dalton Dahl showed his love of the Minnesota Vikings on Oak Drive in Moose Lake, where the power went out last Wednesday, by bedazzling his snowman in purple gear. Lana Dahl, his mother, said the family endured 50 hours without electricity. That meant they were able to view the Vikings miracle win Saturday. Lana looked at the bright side while walking around the neighborhood. "It was beautiful out there."

The early reports of first rain, then snow, seemed somewhat unusual. But those of us who have lived up north a long time know winter has the upper hand. Just live with it, because before you know it, things will change.

I saw the rain come - and come - and came to the conclusion that at least we wouldn't get 4 feet of snow when it was all said and done. The Halloween storm of 1991 was like that. Two bursts of snow came in at about 12 to 14 inches. It was super heavy and clung to the trees like thick white snot.

Reports from friends by Esko told of snow at least 20 inches deep. I suspected Lake...

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