In Minnesota, powerful winds have whipped up big waves along the shores of Lake Superior, flooding a business district and causing power outages.
The National Weather Service says winds of 64 mph were reported at the Duluth harbor this morning.
The gale-force winds are creating waves as high as 14 to 18 feet. The Canal Park business district near the lake was flooded and the city closed Canal Park Drive until further notice.
The high wind knocked out service for about 1,700  Minnesota Power customers in the Duluth area.
In other parts of northern  Minnesota, rain was changing to snow with accumulations of at least 6 inches by early Thursday.

--KEYC News 12