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Winter Severity Index up from last year

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By Sam Cook

Duluth News Tribune

Yes, it's cold.

And, yes, the snow is deep.

But so far, this hasn't been a severe winter, at least not by standards that matter to white-tailed deer.


Biologists in both Minnesota and Wisconsin keep a Winter Severity Index to track the progress of winter. We're having a snowier and colder winter than last year. But to date, it's been nothing like the severe winter of 1995-96.

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