How Minnesotans survived major winter storms in the 19th Century

Weather forecasters gave Minnesotans plenty of warning about the winter storm that's hit almost the entire state. Of course, Minnesotans throughout history developed their own methods for handling severe weather appropriate to their times.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with professor Annette Atkins, who teaches history at the College of St. John's and St. Benedict, about how the people here handled bad weather back in the 1870s and 1880s.

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