Photos: April snowstorm impacts Minnesota


Farah Funk uses a flashlight to look for an item for a customer.
1 Farah Funk, Stewartville Ace Hardware manager, uses a flashlight to look for an item for a customer Thursday afternoon at the hardware store in Stewartville, Minn. Wednesday's and Thursday's storm caused power outages across southern Minnesota. 
Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services journeyman lineman Nick Rolfing.
2 Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services journeyman lineman Nick Rolfing, left, and working foreman Russ Nelson, right, change a ground operating switch to direct power to the City of Brownsdale from a different substation Thursday, just south of Browndale, Minn. Power lines feeding the town were knocked down by ice and wind. 
A row of power line poles are snapped from ice and wind along Highway 56.
3 A row of 14 power line poles are snapped from ice and wind along Highway 56 south of Interstate 90 on Thursday near Browndale, Minn. 
Icicles hang from the trunk of a tree at Tettegouche State Park
4 Icicles hang from the trunk of a tree as wind and waves lash the shoreline of Tettegouche State Park Thursday as a strong spring storm reached Minnesota's North Shore. 
A man returns to his car after taking a picture of the scene in Canal Park
5 Despite winds in excess of 50 mph, whiteout conditions and temperatures in the 20s, a man returns to his car after taking a picture of the scene in Canal Park Thursday as a strong spring storm reached Duluth. 
Duluth's ship canal is clogged with a slow-moving broken ice pack
6 Duluth's ship canal is clogged with a slow-moving broken ice pack that reached the height of the canal's walls Thursday in Duluth as a strong spring storm reached Minnesota's North Shore. 
Wind and waves lash the shoreline of Split Rock State Park April 11, 2019
7 Wind and waves lash the shoreline of Split Rock State Park Thursday as a strong spring storm reached Minnesota's North Shore. 
Wind and waves lash the shoreline of Tettegouche State Park Thursday
8 Wind and waves lash the shoreline of Tettegouche State Park Thursday as a strong spring storm reached Minnesota's North Shore. 
Wind and waves lash the shoreline of Tettegouche State Park on April 11
9 Wind and waves lash the shoreline of Tettegouche State Park Thursday as a strong spring storm reached Minnesota's North Shore. 
Waves begin to come ashore at Brighton Beach in Duluth on April 11, 2019.
10 Waves begin to come ashore at Brighton Beach Thursday in Duluth during the early stages of a strong spring storm. 
High wind and ice caused downed power lines near Rushmore, Minn.
11 Power poles snapped off at the ground by high wind and ice on 270th Street and King Avenue south of Rushmore, Minn., on Thursday. 
Wind pushes the tail feathers of a ring-necked pheasant.
12 Wind pushes the tail feathers of a ring-necked pheasant as he looks for cover in a field south of Rushmore, Minn., during Thursday's storm. 
Ice and high wind break off tree limbs in Worthington, Minn.
13 Ice and high wind break off tree limbs in Olson Park in Worthington, Minn., Thursday as an April snowstorm and blizzard cut through southern Minnesota. 
A truck drives in Marshall, Minn., which received about 7 inches of snow.
14 A truck drives through downtown Marshall, Minn., which received about 7 inches of snow as of Thursday afternoon. 
Peter Minehart clears snow from steps along Upper Landing in St. Paul.
15 Peter Minehart of St. Paul clears snow from steps along Upper Landing in St. Paul Thursday. "It would have been nice if it hadn't happened but it'll be warm again soon," said Minehart of the snowstorm. 
Main Street in downtown Marshall, Minn. was a snowy sight Thursday.
16 Main Street in downtown Marshall, Minn., was a snowy sight Thursday. Parts of the southwestern part of the state, including Marshall, have been under a blizzard warning over several days. 
A tree was down in front of a house on Marie Avenue in Albert Lea, Minn.
17 A tree was down in front of a house on Marie Avenue in Albert Lea, Minn., on Thursday. High winds and ice overnight led to downed trees and power poles across the area. 
Waves churn on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.
18 Waves churn on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis on Thursday. 
Wind whips snow across Lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis.
19 Wind whips snow across Lake of the Isles Parkway in Minneapolis on Thursday. 
Heavy snow and wind created challenging road conditions in Willmar, Minn.
20 Road conditions deteriorated quickly on Highway 71 in Willmar, Minn., early Wednesday afternoon as heavy snow and wind made driving very challenging. Spinouts were reported and visibility was near zero south of the Kandiyohi-Renville County line. 
A sign of Gertens in Inver Grove Heights amid snow on Wednesday.
21 A sign of Gertens reads "spring is here" amid snow in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., on Wednesday. 
Traffic on Interstate 494 moves slowly amid steady snow in South St. Paul.
22 Traffic on Interstate 494 moves slowly amid steady snow on Wednesday afternoon in South St. Paul. 
Snow falls at a heavy rate in Faribault, Minn. on Wednesday.
23 Snow fell at a heavy rate in Faribault, Minn., on Wednesday, which closed schools in town and Interstate 35 from Medford to Faribault, Minn. 
Crews respond to an accident in Northfield, Minn.
24 Crews respond to an accident at Jefferson Parkway and Roosevelt Drive in Northfield, Minn., on Wednesday. 
Pedestrians walk along Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul
25 Pedestrians walk along Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul on Wednesday.