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April 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
Volunteers from as far as 50 miles away passed sandbags hand to hand during a steady rain Saturday, trying to protect this town's sole source of clean water from a rising flood. The southwestern Minnesota town sits where the Chippewa and Minnesota rivers merge, normally forming a stream about 100 yards across. On Saturday, the water stretched out to about a mile wide, flooding two of the three main highways into town. More than 100 families had been evacuated.
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March 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thunderstorms and blizzard conditions raked the Plains on Wednesday, stranding travelers on snow-covered interstate highways, toppling mobile homes and peeling up roofs. Winds gusting over 70 mph in Oklahoma and Kansas blew trucks off highways and yanked down strings of power lines. One person was injured in Texas, where hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter pounded Del Rio; four persons were reported injured in Mulvane, Kan., where 21 mobile homes were damaged.
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October 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A blizzard that brought up to 2 feet of snow shut down miles of highways in Wyoming and South Dakota as a strong storm system slid onto the western Plains. The heaviest snowfall was in western South Dakota, where nearly 24 inches fell at Lead and Deadwood in the rugged Black Hills, with wind blowing at 40 mph. Heavy snow also fell in northeastern Wyoming, with 19 inches at Ranchester, near the Montana state line, and 12 inches at Lander and Sheridan.
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June 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A tornado ripped through a small town on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, smashing homes and killing at least one person. About 20 homes, a church and a church hall were destroyed, and 50 houses were damaged, said Gene Abdallah, superintendent of the state Highway Patrol. Eight people were taken to a Rapid City hospital, and about 20 were treated in Pine Ridge. The twister struck Oglala as violent thunderstorms rolled across the region of mostly open prairie in southwestern South Dakota.
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March 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thunderstorms and blizzard conditions raked the Plains on Wednesday, stranding travelers on snow-covered interstate highways, toppling mobile homes and peeling up roofs. Winds gusting over 70 mph in Oklahoma and Kansas blew trucks off highways and yanked down strings of power lines. One person was injured in Texas, where hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter pounded Del Rio; four persons were reported injured in Mulvane, Kan., where 21 mobile homes were damaged.
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April 6, 1997 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All winter long, the monster snow sat, 109 inches of it, the most in memory, congealing in backyards like enormous albino hedgerows and sprouting like whalish toadstools in shopping mall parking lots. Trudging inside 8-foot-high tunnels carved out of sidewalk slush, desperate Dakotans wondered if the worst snowfall on record would ever melt away. Now, in the first flush of a Great Plains spring, they worry it is melting too fast.
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September 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Less than a week into autumn, the Black Hills of South Dakota were blanketed with snow, creating a wintry scene that only children and ski operators could enjoy. "It's a little too early for me, but my daughter loves it," said Marcy Jones at Deadwood's Chamber of Commerce. "It's not uncommon to get a foot or two of snow at a time; it's just usually a month from now." A band of snow fell from the Colorado Rockies to the Black Hills. Meteorologist Joel Burgio of Weather Services Corp.
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June 2, 1998 | From Reuters
A weekend of violent weather killed at least 16 people from the upper Midwest to New England, authorities said Monday, while a small South Dakota town wiped off the map by a tornado pondered its future. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and thousands of people were left without electricity in the wake of wind-whipped thunderstorms and twisters that left 150 people injured across several states.
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June 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A tornado ripped through a small town on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, smashing homes and killing at least one person. About 20 homes, a church and a church hall were destroyed, and 50 houses were damaged, said Gene Abdallah, superintendent of the state Highway Patrol. Eight people were taken to a Rapid City hospital, and about 20 were treated in Pine Ridge. The twister struck Oglala as violent thunderstorms rolled across the region of mostly open prairie in southwestern South Dakota.
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June 2, 1998 | From Reuters
A weekend of violent weather killed at least 16 people from the upper Midwest to New England, authorities said Monday, while a small South Dakota town wiped off the map by a tornado pondered its future. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and thousands of people were left without electricity in the wake of wind-whipped thunderstorms and twisters that left 150 people injured across several states.
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April 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
Volunteers from as far as 50 miles away passed sandbags hand to hand during a steady rain Saturday, trying to protect this town's sole source of clean water from a rising flood. The southwestern Minnesota town sits where the Chippewa and Minnesota rivers merge, normally forming a stream about 100 yards across. On Saturday, the water stretched out to about a mile wide, flooding two of the three main highways into town. More than 100 families had been evacuated.
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April 6, 1997 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All winter long, the monster snow sat, 109 inches of it, the most in memory, congealing in backyards like enormous albino hedgerows and sprouting like whalish toadstools in shopping mall parking lots. Trudging inside 8-foot-high tunnels carved out of sidewalk slush, desperate Dakotans wondered if the worst snowfall on record would ever melt away. Now, in the first flush of a Great Plains spring, they worry it is melting too fast.
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October 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A blizzard that brought up to 2 feet of snow shut down miles of highways in Wyoming and South Dakota as a strong storm system slid onto the western Plains. The heaviest snowfall was in western South Dakota, where nearly 24 inches fell at Lead and Deadwood in the rugged Black Hills, with wind blowing at 40 mph. Heavy snow also fell in northeastern Wyoming, with 19 inches at Ranchester, near the Montana state line, and 12 inches at Lander and Sheridan.
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September 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Less than a week into autumn, the Black Hills of South Dakota were blanketed with snow, creating a wintry scene that only children and ski operators could enjoy. "It's a little too early for me, but my daughter loves it," said Marcy Jones at Deadwood's Chamber of Commerce. "It's not uncommon to get a foot or two of snow at a time; it's just usually a month from now." A band of snow fell from the Colorado Rockies to the Black Hills. Meteorologist Joel Burgio of Weather Services Corp.
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