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Storm stymies delivery of Kenosha, Racine papers


KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- The Kenosha News and The Journal Times of Racine have opened up their online editions after the blizzard prevented them from delivering newspapers to subscribers and newsstands.

The storm that pummeled southern Wisconsin dumped 24 inches of snow in Racine and 20 inches in Kenosha by Wednesday morning.

Kenosha publisher Ken Dowdell says his staff didn't want to put carriers at risk by having them deliver in blizzard conditions. So even though the paper's website usually limits access only to subscribers, all readers can access its online edition for free Wednesday.

The Journal Times followed a similar strategy. Its website is generally unrestricted but it's also giving readers access to an electronic layout of the paper.

Both papers will deliver their Wednesday and Thursday editions to subscribers on Thursday.

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