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Up to 7 tornadoes strike N.D., Minn.

August 9, 2010

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— As many as seven tornadoes may have touched down Saturday evening in southeast North Dakota and western Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday. No injuries were reported in any of the tornadoes.

Weather service crews on Sunday surveyed damage from two of the twisters, including a strong one that hit near Tyler, N.D., about 7 p.m. Saturday. Meteorologist Greg Gust, in the weather service’s Grand Forks office, said that tornado was on the ground for about five miles and had wind speeds greater than an EF3, which range from 136 to 165 mph.

The tornado also destroyed seven farm buildings and tossed a pickup truck about a half mile into a field, Gust said.

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