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Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists

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OLIVIA, Minn. — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by Thursday night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled.

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The National Guard Armory in Olivia put cots out for 57 of the stranded motorists, while other communities opened the doors of community centers. Hector was host to 45 stranded motorists, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department.

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