Port: Let’s hear it for the heroes who kept working through the blizzard


MINOT, N.D. — If you live in western North Dakota, like I do, you were probably snowed in this week.

It’s an uncomfortable feeling. I’m a bit of a homebody by nature, and because of that you wouldn’t think being trapped in my house with my family and bountiful provisions would be a problem. But what makes me itchy is the idea that I couldn’t go anywhere even if I wanted to.

I kept my driveway clear during the blizzard — obeying that stupid male impulse to try to blow the snow away even as it fills in again right behind me — but the piles in the street were up to my waist.

The only way we were getting out was by dogsled.

People complain about the weather in our state, but at least it’s interesting.

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