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April snows bury records, blur chances for fishing opener

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Poet T.S. Eliot called April the cruelest month.

Looking at April 2008, you can add snowiest.

Storms late in the month made it the whitest April ever in places such as Park Rapids and Detroit Lakes, with the latter city more than doubling its previous snowfall record for the month.


The first 70-degree day of the year usually arrives in April, but the highest the mercury reached in Fargo last month was 68 degrees on the 15th, said John Wheeler, WDAY-TV meteorologist.

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