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MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — Wrestling fans from southwestern Minnesota had to spend the night at a South Dakota truck stop after getting stranded in Thursday’s snowstorm.

The fans had hoped to beat the weather home from a wrestling tournament in Fargo, N.D. But they had to stay overnight at a Sinclair store after taking an exit off Interstate 29 in Summit, S.D., then finding the exit blocked.

Kevin Swedzinski of rural Taunton tells the Independent of Marshall a “whole blend of characters,” ranging from “truckers to college students and grandparents” were at the store.

Another stranded traveler, Larry Doom of Marshall, says the sleeping arrangements consisted of “floor space.”

But Doom says the chili, soup and deli sandwiches made it feel “like a winter campout.”

The fan caravan got back on the road Friday.

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