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Driven by strong gusting winds, snow swirled near Voyager Elementary School Monday afternoon. Schools throughout the area were closed and another day was added to the school year. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

The winter that won't go away

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Enough already!

That seemed to be the collective mood in Douglas County Monday after another winter storm wrecked routines, closed roads and schools, and froze any notions of spring.


This time around, the storm didn't deliver tons of snow. Totals varied widely throughout the county, ranging from two to six inches.

But howling winds, some gusting up to 50 miles per hour, created thigh-high drifts across driveways and whiteout conditions in open areas.

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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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