It was a wild day across the Northland on the final Friday of October, with the first winter storm of the season packing plenty of wind and snow.
The combination proved deadly out on the roads, where drivers battled near whiteout conditions for the first half of the day. In Scanlon, a semi crash on I-35 near exit 239, along the St. Louis River, claimed the life of 44-year-old Christopher Lucia, of Duluth.
The storm was also one for the record books.
October 27th, 2017 is officially the snowiest October day in Duluth in recorded history, with 10.6 inches of snow. The second snowiest day was October 23rd, 1933, with 10 inches.
But it's waves that caused the biggest problems along Lake Superior, from the North to the South Shore. Now, it's a race against the clock to get disaster aid following October's winter blast - which devastated parts of the Lakewalk in Duluth.
During the first week of November, city officials took to the waters of Lake Superior for a final assessment of the damage. With that information guiding them, he Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on a disaster resolution this Tuesday, bypassing the usual two-hearing process.
In this week's Beyond the Headlines, host Dan Wolfe sits down with KBJR 6 Chief Meteorologist Adam Clark to take a closer look at the storm that caught so many by surprise. Wolfe also discusses the future of disaster recovery, and how the state might be providing relief, with Duluth City Councilor At-Large Noah Hobbs.