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Press Photo by Royal McGregor Water tower hill in Dickinson is normally a hot spot this time of year for sledding, shown here Wednesday. Due to the mild winter and lack of snow not many people have enjoyed the opportunity to head down the hill. There's minimal snow and, though winter has already started, it feels like an unending fall.

A no-fun wonderland: Winter is a time for sledding, throwing snowballs and building snow forts ... but not this year

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Walking outside in the second week in February, it's a little discouraging not to see a handful of snow on the ground.

Call it blasphemy, but I might be one of those people that wait for Jack Frost to show.

I grew up eight hours southeast of Dickinson in Watertown, S.D. I can't remember it being this nice outside this late in winter. I expected there to be inches, if not feet, of snow on the ground.

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