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UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Blowing snow reducing visibility, closing some schools

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news Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Be careful out there. Blowing snow is casuing white-out conditions in Douglas County.

Alexandria schools are closing two hours early and Osakis schools will be closing at 12:30 p.m. today, Thursday. Some other schools in the area are closed, including Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska and West Central Area.

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The county is among 42 other counties in Minnesota that is under a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. today.

Strong northwest winds, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, are greatly reducing visibility in wide-open areas.

There are also slippery patches of snow-covered roads because of the blowing and drifting snow.

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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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