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The photographs from 2012 were taken by Red Wing resident Paul Kampe the last week of March 2012, while the 2013 photographs were taken by R-E Staff Writer Michael Brun March 21, 2013. The monthly high last year was 80 degrees. This year a majority of days hovered around 32 degrees.

What a difference a year makes

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Bitter cold and two snowstorms characterized a March that felt anything but springlike.

The monthly high of 50 degrees was recorded March 30 after a brief warming trend, but only seven of the first 21 days had highs above freezing.

The mid-month cold spell was a dramatic shift from last year, which saw the area reach a near record-breaking high of 80 degrees on March 17.

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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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