Tornado Death Toll Now at Three
The death toll from Thursday’s storms in Minnesota now stands at three. The victims include an elderly woman killed in Otter Tail County and a gas station owner who died when a tornado struck his business in Polk County. And in southern Minnesota, officials report a fatality in Freeborn County but the victim has not been identified. Dozens of homes have been destroyed or damaged in the series of twisters in both northwestern and southern Minnesota. Governor Pawlenty and his emergency management director will visit Wadena and Albert Lea later this morning, after hosting his weekly radio show on WCCO.