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ND women plan event for blizzard-stricken SD women

South Dakota Blizzard Cattle Deaths
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UNION CENTER, S.D. (AP) -- A group of women in western North Dakota is organizing an event for ranch women in western South Dakota dealing with devastation from an early October blizzard.

The Bowman-based group called Rural Women in America will hold the event Saturday, Feb. 15, at the community center in Union Center.  It will include speakers, musical entertainment, cooking and home decorating sessions, shopping, dinner and wine tasting. Day care services are being provided free of charge.

Spokeswoman Camie Janikowski says the group is about women helping women, and the one-day event is an opportunity for the group to support ranch women in South Dakota.

The Oct. 4-5 blizzard brought rain and then up to 4 feet of snow to western South Dakota, killing more than 40,000 cattle, sheep and horses.

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