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Ranchers Suffer Losses in Weekend Storm
Mon Oct 7, 2013 02:59 PM CDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left tens of thousands of people without electricity on Monday and cattle ranchers trying to assess how many of their animals died during the unseasonably early blizzard.

The weekend storm was part of a powerful weather system that also buried parts of Wyoming and Colorado with snow, and spawned destructive tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa. At least four deaths were attributed to the weather, including a South Dakota man who collapsed while cleaning snow off his roof.

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