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The lighter side of the storm: Photos and video you gotta see

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The massive storm that dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas of Minnesota created some dangerous situations, treacherous roads and prompted Gov. Mark Dayton to declare an emergency and mobilize the National Guard.

It also produced some lighter moments and some memorable images ...

Check out the time-lapse video of the storm hitting a Shakopee home, loaded to YouTube by Kyle Schanus. Keep an eye on that beer box – it'll disappear by the time this 84-second clip is over.

Here's Frankie the dog, having a heckuva time getting to that Frisbee:

This scene, created by 6-year-old Toby Adams and his dad Dean in Red Wing, uploaded to the image-sharing site imgur, was staged as an homage to the old movie, "Attack of the Giant Leeches (they used sticks inside the jeans and shoes – that's not actually Toby in there):"

Jennifer Gisler of Minneapolis posted this to Instagram:

Another Minnesota Instagram user, Shannon Jagusch, posted this mail box shot:

From the Facebook page of KAAL-TV in Austin, a viewer's Darth Snow:

Post by KAAL - ABC 6 News.

BringMeTheNews readers Rhoda and Ronald Fisher brought us "Mr. Penguin:"

And here's one that captures the beauty of the calm after the storm (photo by Noelle Campbell in Eagan):

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