MPR’s Kim Hodgson reports from Worthington as a blizzard begins to wreak havoc on the area. The positive is that the snow brings much needed moisture; the negative is more literal…a minus 27-degree wind-chill.
The Great Storm of 1975 (also known as the Super Bowl Blizzard, Minnesota's Storm of the Century, or the Tornado Outbreak of January, 1975) weather event ended up being perhaps one of the worst blizzards and strongest storms in Minnesota, closing most roads in the state, some for 11 days due to 20ft snow drifts. There were up to two feet of snow in places, a train was stuck at Willmar, 15,000 head of livestock were lost, and winds were calculated up to 80mph. Many low barometric pressure records were set (including 28.55 at Duluth). 14 people died in blizzard, and 21 more from heart attacks.