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High school exchange student Ana Santamarina Fernandez loves snow and autumn leaves, two things she doesn’t see in her home city, La Coruna, Spain. Her host family, parents Greg and Tammy Haas, and daughter Brittany Haas, plan to take her skiing sometime this winter.

From Spain, she has entered a Winter Wonderland

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River Falls High school junior Ana Santamarina Fernandez has never had a white Christmas -- until now.

Santamarina Fernandez, 16, is an exchange student from Coruna, Spain, near the sea. Snow is never a part of the forecast.


“I’m just realizing that the snow is a lot of work, like you have to shovel and for driving there’s a lot of accidents and stuff, but it’s fun,” Santamarina Fernandez said. “I get excited every time I see snow.”

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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