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In March of 1971, a blizzard snowed-in 200 people who were in Alexandria for a wrestling tournament and covered this home on east Lobster Lake.

Think this winter was bad?

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Finally, the snow is beginning to melt and we're on the home stretch - spring officially starts Sunday.

However, there's always that chance of a March blizzard blowing in to top off a really, really long winter.

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What a winter it's been - frigid sub-zero temperatures, snowstorm after snowstorm and relentless bone-chilling wind.

But that's nothing.

Imagine 20-foot snowdrifts, wicked wind chills and dozens of blizzard-related deaths.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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