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The Halloween Blizzard of 1991

On Oct. 30, 1991, no one in Minnesota foresaw a blizzard. Local meteorologists predicted a few inches of snow. The snow began to fall in the early to mid-afternoon of Oct. 31 and fell steadily for almost three days.

Snowfall totals from the Halloween Blizzard
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