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Monday, June 17, 2024

Winter’s last blast?

Cottonwood County and much of Southwest Minnesota saw Monday that winter isn’t done just yet.

Roughly five inches of heavy, wet snow fell on the Windom area overnight, leaving a heavy mess for residents to shovel or blow through before going to work Monday morning.

Several schools in the region either closed for the day or started two hours late. Windom schools had already been scheduled for an e-learning day due to scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

A snow emergency declared by the city of Windom is scheduled to officially expire at noon. People who parked in designated municipal lots overnight to allow for streets to be plowed must move their vehicles by 6 p.m.

The snow that fell overnight isn’t expected to be with us long, as forecast high temperatures are back in the 50s by the weekend.

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