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Black Hills Residents Take Heavy Snow In Stride



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Parts of the northern Black Hills have received more than 6 feet of snow in less than two weeks, but residents say they're taking it in stride.
   
Deadwood resident Mary Kopco said that people in the region as "tough as shoe leather." She says they have no choice.
   
Lead Mayor Jerry Apa has lived in the town since 1972, and says winter storms are just part of the lifestyle. In the record-setting winter of 1993-94, Lead got more than 30 feet of snow. Apa says residents just band together to deal with heavy snow when it comes.
   
Still - this October's snowfall is a little unusual. Deadwood Public Works Director J.R. Raysor jokes, "Come to South Dakota. See our beautiful fall colors - white."
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