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Archive for Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tornado causes damage; no one injured

June 7, 2008

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— A strong storm packing at least one tornado raked a half-mile-wide path of destruction in northwestern Minnesota, ripping up roofs and trees and pushing cars off the road Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Hubbard County emergency officials said there were no reports of any injuries in the storm, which caused widespread damage in Park Rapids and Emmaville.

"Right now, I can tell you we've been fortunate," Sheriff Gary Mills said.

Emmaville resident Drew Huntziger told KSTP-TV every tree in his yard was uprooted and his mobile home was damaged. His neighbor lost a big metal shed.

KPRM-AM in Park Rapids reported that a turkey farm near Blueberry Lake was destroyed, a small housing development suffered minor damage and many trees were downed throughout the area.

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