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FlashNano Day 9: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 9, 2017

Day 9: Write a story in the form of a press release

(135 words)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Blizzard rocks state amid celebrations

Armistice Day destruction

Minnesota, November 13, 1940

Spring-like temperatures in the 60’s covered much of Minnesota on November 11th and residents, eager to take advantage of the unseasonable weather, flocked to enjoy outdoor activities. Hunters took to the rivers for what promised to be a relaxing day of duck hunting, families headed for local lakes and parks for one more family outing and other traveled downtown for a day of shopping.

The area forecast was for colder temperatures and light flurries to move in later in the day but no one was prepared for the extreme change as temperatures fell and rain quickly turned to sleet and snow.

At this time we can report hundreds of Minnesotans stranded and at least seven deaths due to the storm.

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(Please pardon any typos or grammatical errors. My goal at this point is to just get the story down. I can worry about fine-tuning and editing later if I want. Thanks for reading!)

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