Editorial: Thanks for sharing, readersTwenty-five years ago Wednesday, a fierce blizzard tore across southwest Minnesota.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
Twenty-five years ago Wednesday, a fierce blizzard tore across southwest Minnesota. The story of the storm was recounted in Wednesday’s Daily Globe, and it wasn’t long before individuals began posting their memories of the horrific weather to our newspaper’s Web site, www.dglobe.com, at the “add comments” link at the article’s conclusion.
Wrote Mike C. of Bel Air, Md.: “I spent the night in my disabled car, from 7:30 pm to about 8:00 am the next day, that's when I knew I could walk the aprox 1 mile in the light of day to the Village of Wilder MN. I did not have anywhere near the proper winter clothing or emergency winter kit in my car, I had 1 book of matches along with a large road atlas and a scoop shovel that I put on the front passenger floor area and burned pages from it to stay warm. ...”
Added Ryan A. of San Ramon, Calif.: “I remember this storm very well. There were 6 of us in our car. We were stranded at the ‘48 mile’ marker on I-90. When the sheriff rescued us almost 12 hours later, I believe there were over a dozen people that were huddled in the cab of a semi trailer.”
There were other memories shared, and we encourage people to visit our Web site to take a look at some remarkable stories. We also have plans to soon begin regular publication of selected article comments in our print edition, as an additional means of interacting with all of our readers.