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Ring bearer stranded after Halloween blizzard wedding

Posted at 10:00 AM on October 31, 2011 by Molly Bloom
Filed under: Climate

On the 20th anniversary of the historic 1991 Halloween snowstorm, we're sharing stories from our Public Insight Network sources and Facebook followers. Here's one:


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"My five year-old son went to the city to stay with his grandparents and be ring bearer at his uncle's wedding," writes Lisa Sater.

"He left on Thursday. We didn't get him back for two weeks. We lived north of Brainerd at the time and no one in the cities got shoveled out until mid-week, when we were all working. Then, during the weekend when we could have gone to pick him up, more snow!"

(Photo: Lisa Sater's son Sam at another wedding in the spring after the blizzard.)


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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.