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A double blast of winter

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Betty Ebsen was out for her fourth take at the snow piling up in her driveway Wednesday afternoon. Her only complaint about the snow is she wishes there was a little help for people who have to clear the sidewalks after the city snowplows go by. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)2 / 8
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A Brandon resident sent this photo after she finished shoveling her driveway. (Contributed)5 / 8
The snow created some fun for Janelle Moreno’s son who made a snow castle in the backyard. (Contributed)6 / 8
A heavy snowfall blanketed the Douglas County area this week. Janel Zappe took this photo of her father’s house near Nordic Trails. (Contributed)7 / 8
Kelly Kees took this photo of Carlos neighborhood kids having fun in the snow. (Contributed)8 / 8

A double blast of winter descended on Douglas County this week.

First, there was the snow. More than 10 inches of it fell in the Alexandria area on Monday and Wednesday, creating crashes, postponements and a two-hour late start to school on Thursday morning.

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Now comes the cold.

Douglas County is under a wind chill advisory until noon on Saturday.

Brace yourself for dangerously cold conditions with wind chill readings dropping between 25 and 35 below starting Thursday night and into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Even without the howling winds, it will be a very cold weekend.

Temperatures are expected to drop to 14 below zero on Friday and to 8 below zero on Saturday. The high temperature for the weekend: 4 degrees above on Sunday.

The forecast calls for the area to stay in the deep freeze through Wednesday, with high temperatures in the single-digits.

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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