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Kevin Kayser of Hanson County Emergency Management makes calls on Wednesday morning to organize generators and cots for the town of Alexandria. The cot he slept on the night before is visible in the background.

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ALEXANDRIA -- His rumpled cot in the background, Emergency Management Director Kevin Kayser was busy working his cell phone Wednesday at the Hanson County Courthouse.


The courthouse has been operating on its emergency generator since Tuesday, he said, thanks to the powerful combination of ice, sleet, snow and wind that hit the area.

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