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Blizzard smacks Midwest, closing roads and causing accidents

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A pedestrian uses plastic bags for boots as he walks down a street during a snowstorm in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.

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Kali Pliego of Minneapolis digs out her car during a snowstorm in Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.

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Amid a blizzard, hospital executive Robert Stevens of Waconia, Minn., poses for a photo from the roof of an Excelsior, Minn., coffee shop, where he was stationed to raise money for his daughter's school, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Stevens, president and CEO of Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, had hatched plans long before the storm was forecast to camp on the roof of the Dunn Brothers coffee shop in Excelsior until he raised $100,000 for Spring Hill School, a private K-8 institution attended by his daughter.

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