Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:58 pm
Spring storm brings snow, ice to Midwest
The Associated Press
Icy weather left thousands of people in Minnesota in the dark, while another storm threatened to dump several inches of wet snow by Thursday.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the weather is taxing local and county government resources. He issued an executive order activating the guard.
Tens of thousands of residents in eastern South Dakota without power await the second wave of a storm that already downed power lines and closed roads, schools and businesses.
In North Dakota, about 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected through late Thursday in the state's flood-prone southeastern portion.