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All public, private, parochial and charter schools in Duluth and Superior will be closed Friday, April 19, because of heavy snow falling in the area. Proctor, Hermantown and Cloquet schools, among others, also announced that classes will be canceled. The University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica will be opening late, at 10 a.m. UWS, Lake Superior College and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are closed today.
Heads up, young Spielbergs. The folks behind the Reel Youth Film Festival want to see your cinematic creativity. The festival, a showcase of movies made by young filmmakers, is open to students in grades K-12. Films must be no longer than 5 minutes. Submissions are due May 17. The films will be critiqued by a panel of jurors and those selected will be screened starting at 6 p.m.
Snowfall reports from around the Northland as of Saturday morning, as relayed by the National Weather Service in Duluth.
Those of us who love the comic pages know that Dagwood Bumstead likes big sandwiches. So perhaps it's not surprising that a big sandwich from the Northland attracts Dagwood's attention in today's installment of "Blondie." It starts with Blondie reading Dagwood an item from the newspaper: "A Minnesota resort broke the world record by frying a 2,014-pound cheeseburger." At first, Dagwood wonders how that could be possible.
Cloquet schools will be closed today - Friday, April 12 - because of the snowstorm affecting the Northland. That's an update from last night, when the district announced a two-hour delay. Officials in the Superior, Proctor and Hermantown school districts also have canceled classes for Friday, April 12. Classes also are canceled at UW-Superior, UMD, Lake Superior College, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, the College of St.
Snowfall reports from around the Northland through Sunday morning, as relayed by the National Weather Service in Duluth. 10.7 inches - Two Harbors (6 miles W) 10 inches - Two Harbors 9 inches - Babbitt 8.5 inches - Virginia (5 miles N) 8 inches - Two Harbors, Larsmont, Grand Rapids (20 miles N, Suomi Hills ski trails) 7 inches - Embarrass 6.5 inches - Silver Bay 5 inches - Hoyt Lakes, Lutsen, Beaver Bay 4.8 inches - Chisholm 4.7 inches - Tofte 4.5 inches - Ely 4.1 inches - Duluth airport 4 inches - Alborn 3.6 i
Accumulating snow has largely ended in the Northland this evening. The early spring storm dropped more than a half-foot of snow in some locations. Roads across the region are reported to be in difficult to hazardous driving condition, with hard-packed snow and ice causing spinouts and rollovers. A weather spotter west of Two Harbors reported total snowfall of 10.7 inches through 7 p.m. today.
Heavy snow and sleet is causing difficult driving conditions in parts of the Northland this afternoon. Scanner reports have indicated several rollover accidents in the Virginia and Mountain Iron areas, as well as along state Highway 169 south of Tower. A band of heavy snow continued to move along and north of the Iron Range as of 2 p.m. A weather spotter in Chisholm reported 4.8 inches of snow as of midday. Meanwhile, the Twin Ports received snow overnight, followed by rain and freezing rain this morning, and then a switch back to snow this afternoon.
A storm system is forecast to drop several inches of snow tonight into Saturday across much of the Northland, and there's a chance accumulations may reach a half-foot in the Twin Ports. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors, Cloquet, Hinckley, Aitkin, Brainerd and most of Northwestern Wisconsin starting tonight. The Weather Service reports that the heaviest snowfall is expected in areas near Lake Superior, including Duluth and Superior.
Arrowhead Transit wants us to get the word out that it has consolidated its contact info into one all-encompassing phone number for the eight counties it serves. That toll-free number is (800) 862-0175. All other numbers have been or will be discontinued. Arrowhead Transit's dispatch rarely rests, operating from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.