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Heavy snow closes schools in northern Minnesota

Published 6:16am Friday, April 19, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — Another wintry blast has buried northeastern Minnesota under more than a foot and a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.

The National Weather Service says 22 inches of snow has fallen in the Lake County community of Two Harbors, with 20 inches at Lake Nichols in St. Louis County.

Duluth, Proctor and Cloquet are among the school districts canceling classes Friday.

Forecasters say the winter storm will move on Friday, with light snow lingering across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 16-year-old Jonathon Pohlen of Houlton, Wis., was killed Thursday afternoon when he lost control on snowy Interstate 94 in eastern Minnesota, crossed over the median and collided with a truck’s trailer.