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An incredible survival story

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March 10, 2013

It is an incredible story of survival in a Minnesota blizzard. So incredible as to be almost unbelievable. But, why would an 87-year-old man about to die, lie? That man is Hollace A....

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Mar-11-13 10:28 AM

Thanks Chuck for publishing this story. I found an article from your neighbors to the west in Fairmont that indicates: By 9:00 a.m. that day, the streets of downtown Fairmont were impassable, travel was treacherous at best due to the poor visibility and snow drifts, and outside communication had all but been cut off. They also comment about hunters getting caught out in the storm: The storm was especially hazardous for the many that were unprepared, primarily as a result of the relatively mild conditions that preceded it. An example of this involved County Treasurer, Pete Cory, who had gone duck hunting with some friends near Hand’s Park. He and his friends ended up spending from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in their car keeping the motor running in order to keep warm. Due to the intensity of the storm, they had no idea they were a mere fifty yards from a farm house, nevertheless, they felt they were lucky to have the protection of the automobile and to be alive.

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