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Blowing snow causing accidents in Douglas County area

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Blowing snow causing accidents in Douglas County area
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

The blowing snow this morning is causing difficult driving conditions in the Douglas County area.

There were reports of at least five vehicles that rolled over or slid off the road into the ditch. Crashes were reported near Osakis and Brandon.

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One accident injured two people and was serious enough to cause the sheriff's office to contact AirCare but the helicopter was unable to fly because of the strong winds.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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