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A barn caved in Thursday morning as close to 13 inches of snow was falling on Red Wing. - photo by Leslie Hutter/contributor

Spring ... falls: Rare snowstorm cuts power to thousands

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A record-breaking May snowstorm wreaked havoc across southeastern Minnesota Thursday, dashing hopes that last weekend's warm weather meant spring had finally arrived.

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Around 13 inches of thick, wet snowfall was recorded in Red Wing, according to data reported to the National Weather Service..

The weight of the snow brought down trees and powerlines, cutting power to residents and businesses.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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