35-1 Ides of March Blizzard, March 15-16, 1941, North Dakota and Minnesota. The most severe blizzard in modern history strikes North Dakota and Minnesota. The blizzard began on a Saturday night while many are traveling, and thus claims 71 lives. Winds gust to 75 mph ((120 km/h) at Duluth, Minnesota, and reach 85 mph (136 km/h) at Grand Forks, North Dakota. Snow drifts twelve feet high (3.66 m) are reported in north central Minnesota. A cold front traveling 30 mph (50 km/h) crosses Minnesota in just seven hours.

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