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Christmas weekend blizzard batters region


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Christmas spirit was challenged last week when a lingering blizzard literally took the Gogebic Range by storm, causing multiple accidents and dropping nearly two and one-half feet of snow over four days.

“It was quite a storm,” said Iron County Sheriff Paul Samardich, who added that it was one of the worst that he can remember in the past quarter century. “It was difficult. I would say we had 25 to 30 weather-related accidents.”

“Mass chaos” was the description from Det. Jesse Yesney of the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office. “I’m 35 years old, and I can’t...

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