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By Kylie Blanchard, Staff Writer

Although modern conveniences have made winter easier in North Dakota, sometimes all it takes is a bit of snow and a lot of wind to remind us who is really in charge this time of year.  And it is often these reminders that also create the stories retold each winter as the wind howls and the snow swirls.

A couple of weekends ago, my family headed to my in-law's house tucked in the trees next to the Sheyenne River outside of Kindred. This was our second attempt at visiting since Christmas, having been shut out over New Years due to the blizzards that hit the area. 

Our drive on Friday was on clear roads under clear skies, although I can't say I was real excited about watching the temperature drop from a balmy 28 degrees in Bismarck to -11 (without wind chill) at our destination.  Saturday the sun was shining and the air had a bite, but the roads were clear and our Sunday trip home was looking routine.

It's amazing what a little wind can do on the wide open fields of the Red River Valley...
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