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Winter in Minnesota over the last 80 years. 

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March 24, 1966 Downtown Minneapolis was nearly deserted .Wednesday during what is normally the rush hour after a spring blizzard left most area residents stranded in their homes. The lonely pedestrian with Nicollet Av. all to himself was Dave Scheusner, 4732 Pillsbury Av., who was en route to work, warmly shod in white Arctic boots. Nary a car challenged his right to the middle of the street. March 23, 1966 March 25, 1966 Dwight Miller, Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 6, 1985: Robert Stevens, 11 and Brian Richard, 10, took advantage of giants drifts on Duluth's Park Point.
February 2, 1957: Pedestrians walk in the snow in downtown Minneapolis.
Feb. 28, 1951: Motorists were jammed for blocks by slow-moving traffic on Wayzata Boulevard Facing east near Kenwood Hill.
December, 1985: Kerry Grittner skied to a Victorian Christmas show in downtown Minneapolis, only to find out it had been cancelled.
December 11, 1985: Lisa Reed, of Minneapolis, squeezes out of her passenger door in downtown Minneapolis.
January 1975: A residential street after a blizzard in Willmar, Minnesota.
Nov. 4, 1981 George Mastros, of Minneapolis, stood on a ladder to sweep snow from his van.
April 1, 1962: Veteran Letter Carrier Frank Ashton covers 88 - Mile Route in Preston, Minn., area.
Jan. 28, 1977: A snow fence and windbreak endured assault from blowing snow just off W. Bush Lake Rd. near 94th St.
Nov. 2, 1992: Two horses frolicked in a pasture along highway 41 near Chaska.
Nov. 29, 1991: A pedestrian fights her way past some festively lit pine trees on the Nicollet Mall at 4th St.
1940: Two men by a chest-high snowdrift in front of a store after the Armistice Day Blizzard.
Jan. 12, 1977: Berta Krueger swept the sidewalk in front of her house near Lake St. and Chicago Av. S.
Jan. 3, 1997: Warmer weather this week caused this snow bank on 13th Ave. SF in Dinkytown to reveal a bicycle that was buried in the snow earlier this winter.
March 16, 1989: Dan Paulus holds snow at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in St. Paul.
1985: People play volleyball on Garfield Ave. South and 46th St after 14 inches of snow in Minneapolis.
Dec. 14, 1961 An Impromptu game in the snow helped keep Vikings Ray Hayes and Jim Marshall warm during Wednesday's workout at Midway stadium.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Patty Swenson careened through the snow in a garbage-can creation in Wirth Park.
Snow covers a Minneapolis sign in March, 1985.