From plane debris found in the Indian Ocean to an armless embrace going viral, here are the four stories to know from Thursday, July 30.
A chorus of chainsaws and generator moans defines Jack Smith’s Brainerd backyard. “I know the first place you go is to Fleet Farm, get a generator and try to get back in business,” Smith said.
Tim Murphy has seen his share of Minnesota spring storms over the years. But he says the one that rolled through this uppertown St. Paul neighborhood Saturday afternoon was a little different. “This was a shorter storm and it was more violent in a chunkated amount of time,” Murphy said.
While Thursday’s tornadoes stayed south, parts of the Twin Cities did suffer wind damage. Employees cleaned up the mess outside of the Lakeville Walmart. Carl Cannon says shoppers started screaming as debris flew in the store.
Fire department officials say that a body has been pulled from the Minneapolis apartment building that went up in flames on New Year’s Day after an explosion.
Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.
A log jam at Raspberry Island near downtown St. Paul is finally being cleared. There had been a dispute between the city of St. Paul and the St. Paul Yacht Club as to who was responsible for cleaning up the debris. With the weight of the log jam pushing against the bridge, concerns arose over the bridge’s integrity. That’s when the city decided to step in and foot the bill, which is an estimated $25,000.
An 84-year-old man is dead after authorities found his body was found under debris, two days after a Christmas Day fire at his home.
A fatal accident in the Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 involving a semi brought traffic to a standstill during the morning commute.
Friday is the last day that crews will be in Minneapolis neighborhoods picking up large tree debris stacked on boulevards from last month’s tornado.
Volunteers from various Twin Cities faith communities will help clean up north Minneapolis after last month’s deadly tornado.
A powerful storm sideswiped this western Wisconsin city on Sunday, tearing roofs from homes and littering streets and lawns with downed trees and debris.