Photos: Winter storm moves through Minnesota

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1 University of Minnesota Duluth student Melanie Schmidt clears snow from her car before heading to class Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Duluth. 
2 The Orla prepares to pass under the Aerial Lift Bridge Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 in Duluth as a snowstorm bears down on the city. 
3 Heavy, wet snow caused many large branches to snap Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 during a snowstorm in Duluth. 
4 College of Saint Scholastica student Jenna Dobosenski took the long way to school by hiking along a snow-covered Chester Creek trail Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Duluth. 
5 The last remnants of fall are visible as a large snowstorm hammered Duluth on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. 
6 Drivers take it slow on Highway 61 just outside Duluth on Monday night, Dec. 2, 2013. 
7 Ryan Delaney, 9, Xander Zuech, 5, and Arianna Loons, 7, all of Duluth, Minn., work together to build a snowman in the front yard of the Jane Levenson Daycare Monday afternoon Dec. 2, 2013. 
8 Summer Monstrud has some help from Zach Braun as she shovels out her car near the campus of Bemidji State University on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013. 
9 There was plenty of snow for Tom Holum to move on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013, in Bemidji, and more will be on the way. 
10 Fog blanketed much of the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013. 
11 Sloppy, icy roads like this one in Mahtomedi made driving slow going in the fog, especially in rural areas on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. 
12 Kitchen volunteers at First Lutheran Church use ice cream scoops to make some 1,750 meatballs, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, that were to be part of the church's annual salmon, lutefisk and meatball dinner tonight. The meal had to be cancelled because of the snow storm. 
13 The Rowe family, from left, sons Josh, David and mother Sara Rowe, of Gnesen Township, stopped to shovel out Charles Wolfe's car (Wolfe at right) when he got stuck trying to get into his driveway off Jean Duluth Road, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. 
14 John Achartz of Duluth blows snow from his sidewalk and driveway while a plow clears Glenwood Street, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. 
15 Bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists navigated light fog Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Minneapolis on Nicollet Ave. S. and 26th Street. 
16 Commuters make their way in the southbound, left, and northbound lanes on Highway 100 as snow falls in St. Louis Park, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. 
17 Midmorning Wednesday, traffic was still slow on sloppy area metro roads, including 694 in North St. Paul. 
18 Mary Anderson shovels snow from the sidewalk in front of her home Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 as a snowstorm continued move across Duluth, Minn. 
19 Maya Martin, 4, laughs as snow falls on her face while making a snow angel Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Duluth, Minn. "The snow tickles my face," Martin remarked as the wind kicked up more snow onto her face. Martin was enjoying a second day off of school as a large winter storm continued to move across northern Minnesota. 
20 Elise Ellis, 10, (left) and Maya Martin, 4, (right) build a wall out of snow Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Duluth, Minn. as a storm continued to move across northeastern part of the state. Ellis and Martin were enjoying a second straight snow day. 
21 High winds from a large winter storm began to settle into northeastern Minnesota making travel by foot and vehicle treacherous and slow Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Duluth, Minn. 
22 Ruben Maldonado (right) and Jesse Christianson (left) move furniture from a house Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 as a snowstorm continued to move across Duluth, Minn. Maldonado and Christianson were working for A1 Movers out of Superior, Wis. and said the weather was no problem except for the risk of slipping. 
23 The aerial lift bridge in Duluth, Minn. was partially obscured by blowing snow Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 as a large winter storm moved across northeastern Minnesota. 
24 A plow piles up snow in the parking lot of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina Dec. 4, 2013. 
25 United States Postal Service employee Henry Pham delivers mail on Bristol Boulevard in Edina Dec. 4, 2013. Though Pham said he doesn't mind the weather, a rain and snow mixture had begun to fall, making icy steps treacherous. 
26 A dog walker passes the scene of an accident in the slushy snow at Portland Avenue South and Highway 62 in Richfield Dec. 4, 2013. The vehicle collided with a traffic light pole. No one was hurt. 
27 Dennis Kloek, owner of Nokomis Beach Coffee and the small tree farm on its patio, uses a snow blower to clear the sidewalk on East 50th Street in Minneapolis Dec. 4, 2013. 
28 Kelly Cree, right, and her husband Nate Cree finish a cross country ski around Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Dec. 4, 2013. The couple tries to take advantage of the first big snow of every season as soon as it hits. 
29 Hundreds of Canada geese gathered at the Lake Nokomis Ball Fields in Minneapolis Dec. 4, 2013. 
30 Pedestrians cross the frontage road of Interstate 35 at University Ave. in Minneapolis December 4, 2013. 
31 A car on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul remains stuck after spinning out Dec. 4, 2013. 
32 Moorhead resident Michael Camacho waits for the bus near the Rourke Art Museum on Main Avenue in Moorhead, Minn., on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Camacho spent the morning running a few errands and was headed home. Asked for his thoughts on the first major snow event of the winter Camacho said, "It's finally here." 
33 Snow rests on a Moorhead Public Library sign on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. With snow totals increasing and roads deteriorating, all public and private schools in Moorhead announced early dismissal. 
34 Tow truck drivers Trey Drew, foreground, and Taylor Blonigen of Aggressive Towing and Recovery work to clear the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 8th Street South and 12th Avenue South in Moorhead on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. No one was injured in the accident and the weather appeared to be a contributing factor, according to local police. 
35 Snow collects on a totem pole at a Moorhead home on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, during the first major snow event of the winter. The Moorhead area could see as much as 3-7 inches of new snow this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. 
36 Moorhead resident Jerry Grant clears snow at his son's house with his son-in-law's blower on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Moorhead. Snowfall in the Moorhead area has been moderate to light; however, strong winds are forecast to bring bitter cold by Thursday morning. 
37 A pedestrian crosses 8th St. So. in Moorhead on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. A winter storm warning for the Fargo-Moorhead area is in effect until early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 
38 Plows worked around the clock and buried many cars in the process Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Duluth, Minn. as a large winter storm continued its march across northeastern Minnesota. 
39 University of Minnesota Duluth student Chase Lehner spent his snow day building a massive snow pile in front of his home Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Duluth, Minn. as a large winter storm continued its march across northeastern Minnesota. UMD canceled classes as the storm brought high winds and lots of snow to Duluth. 
40 Large waves formed Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 on Lake Superior near Canal Park in Duluth, Minn. as a large winter storm continued its march across northeastern Minnesota. 
41 Lindy Ellswick and Art Dallum clear a driveway in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood Thursday, December 5, 2013 after a winter storm dropped more than two feet of snow.