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From the Palmer Divide to the Plains Wednesday, an exceptionally-powerful "bomb cyclone" brought 100 mph wind gusts and conditions rivaling those of a hurricane, except with blinding snow in many places.

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Minnesota Legislature OKs disaster loans for winter-wracked farmers

Minnesota farmers hit by catastrophic winter weather could access zero-interest disaster loans through the state. The Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives both unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would let the Rural Finance Authority offer loans through the Disaster Recovery Loan...

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‘Epic’ winter storm blasts nation from Rockies and Texas to Minnesota

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, floods and a tornado across more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond. “This is a very epic cyclone,” said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National...

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