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A winter storm brought heavy snowfall and strong winds to much of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota from Sunday, February 3rd into mid day Monday, February 4th. The snow and wind cause large snow drifts that made traveling difficult at times. Multiple schools across the region had late starts or completely closed for Monday due to the heavy snowfall, snow drifts, and low visibility from blowing snow out in the open country. 

The heaviest snow fell across the northern half of North Dakota and into northwestern Minnesota with some locations along the North Dakota/Montana border receiving up to one foot of snowfall. Locally, over 9 inches were reported in a few locations across northwest Minnesota with a widespread 6 to 8 inches along and north of Highway 2. Areas to the south did not receive as much snow, but still got a decent coating of snow by the time the storm system moved out of the region. 

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