March 24, 2009 in Nation/World
Associated Press photo

A common redpole takes shelter at a backyard feeder Monday in Duluth, Minn. Freezing rain started early Monday and was expected to fall in the area for the next three days. Wild weather hit other parts of the nation as well. A blizzard shut down major highways Monday in Wyoming and South Dakota, and meteorologists said one mountainous area might get as much as 40 inches of snow. Strong winds toppled 13 vehicles in central Kansas. High school and college students in Fargo, N.D., were let out of class to help with sandbagging efforts as residents raced to hold off a threat of flooding from the rising Red River.


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