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Spring Storms

Neighbors John Bauer, right, and Fahmi Osman help residents dig their vehicles out of the snow after Saturday's blizzard in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS | Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest.

In South Dakota, the National Weather Service says Sioux Falls set records for a single day in April at 13.7 inches Saturday and a record April total of 24.9 inches. Huron and Mitchell set two-day record totals for April of 15.5 and 16.2 inches, respectively. 

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The 14.9 inches that fell at the Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there. It's also the snowiest April on record in the Twin Cities. And it's the snowiest start to a calendar year there, with 70.3 inches since Jan. 1.

In Wisconsin, the storm ranks as the all-time second largest snowstorm in Green Bay at 23.5 inches and a record April total of more than 35 inches there.

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