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20 years ago, historic blizzard buried south Washington County

Alongside news of two new mayors in south Washington County, the Bulletin's front page on Nov. 7, 1991 notes the aftermath of 29 inches of snowfall that began on Halloween.

A wet snow started falling early on Oct. 31, 1991 as south Washington County readied for trick-or-treating and came down from the Minnesota Twins' World Series win a few days before.

By the time it was over a few days later, nearly 30 inches of snow had fallen in the Twin Cities metro area and a freak, early-season blizzard had set the snowstorm standard for years to come.

Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the Halloween blizzard of 1991, a year that saw trick-or-treaters dressed in costumes pulled over snow suits and winter boots, and public works crews caught off-guard by the huge snowfall that came more than seven weeks before the official start of winter.

So, two decades later the Bulletin wants to know: what do you remember most about that famous blizzard? Share your memories in the comments section, or on our Facebook page at You can tweet us, too, at