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Published February 12, 2014, 05:45 PM

October blizzard kills over 40K head of livestock in ND, SD

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - The storm that hit Western North Dakota and part of South Dakota in October is worse than first reported.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - The storm that hit Western North Dakota and part of South Dakota in October is worse than first reported.

The storm started with rain, then up to 4 feet of wet, heavy snow, killing thousands of head of livestock. Ranchers first reported about 24,000 lost cattle, sheep, horses and bison to the vet's office.

Officials with a relief fund set up to help ranchers have said that more than 600 ranchers who have applied for aid have reported losses of about 43,000 animals.

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