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Snow depths of 8-9" were measured in Backus at 5:30 pm Sunday.

Mother Nature dumps early Valentine's gift for snow lovers

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Snow lovers received an early Valentine’s gift from Mother Nature Sunday.

It didn’t dump 3 feet of snow here but the snow storm through Minnesota did make it look a lot more like mid-winter.


For those out shoveling, the good news was the snow wasn’t the heavy, wet snow typically seen in the spring.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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