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Jess Vealetzek tries to clear the fast falling snow from her car windshield late

Winter storm warning issued for lakes region

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Gas up those snowblowers. This winter storm just got a little more serious.

The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a winter storm warning for the Brainerd lakes region this afternoon. The storm could dump 3-5 inches of heavy, wet snow today, April 18, and potentially add another 2-4 inches tonight.


The winter storm warning expires at 4 a.m. Friday.

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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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