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Stranded school kids in southern Minnesota blizzard slept on mats overnight

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WESTBROOK-- An impromptu slumber party at Westbrook-Walnut Grove schools ended well, with all students being delivered home safely Tuesday morning, reported a slightly sleepy Bill Richards, principal at Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School.

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Students slept on wrestling mats in a high school gym and donned costumes from the theater department to keep warm after hundreds of people were stranded by a powerful winter storm that forced roads to close across southern Minnesota.

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