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Published December 21, 2010, 08:17 AM

Snowstorm sweeps across southern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twin Cities were still digging out from a historic snowfall when a new storm dumped several inches of snow just in time for the evening commute.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twin Cities were still digging out from a historic snowfall when a new storm dumped several inches of snow just in time for the evening commute.

National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Friedlein (FREED'-lyne) says Monday's storm dropped 6.5 to 7.5 inches of snow in parts of southern Minnesota, including Owatonna, Madelia and Ellendale.

As of 6 p.m., 4.5 inches of snow had fallen at Twin Cities International Airport.

Friedlein says the snow was letting up by Monday night but there were still some pockets of snow remaining.

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Mendota Heights are among cities declaring snow emergencies.

Mankato public schools shut down early, with elementary schools closing at noon and secondary schools at 12:30 p.m.

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