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Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster Claims

Move over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that’s only through the third quarter. If you’re wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what’s falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.

01/09/2014

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Good Question: Why Do Our Insurance Rates Rise So Quickly?

A few years back, Kathy Lesicka’s Monticello home had hail damage and needed the roof replaced. Two months after the repairs, her homeowners’ premium increased by $200. “That was the first time we ever claimed, and we were like, ‘We’ve been with you for 20 years, are you kidding me?’” she said.

10/03/2013

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Local Apple Orchard Suffers 90% Crop Loss

The apple season is underway in Minnesota. Some of the favorites, like sweetango or honeycrips, are ready for the picking at local orchards. But you may have noticed the harvest is a couple of weeks behind schedule. And Craig Schaper of Minnetonka Orchards says the search to find fruit without any flaws is a difficult task. “It’s devastating. I mean, this is what you pray for not to happen,” Schaper said. “You know, this is first time in 36 years that we’ve really been hit hard.”

09/22/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Hailstones Different Sizes?

Many of you ended up with dents in your cars and roofs from all of the hail that came down last night. Reports ranged from hail the size of a pea to the size of a tennis ball.

08/07/2013

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‘Wall Of Water’ Storm Has Crews Cleaning Up South Metro

Thousands of people are still waiting for their power to come back on after severe storms tore a path from St. Cloud to the Twin Cities Tuesday night.

08/07/2013

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Utility Crews Work To Restore Power

There weren’t any tornadoes but severe thunderstorms packed a punch across the metro Tuesday night, toppling trees and knocking out power to more than 40,000 people around the metro.

08/07/2013

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Storms Bring Damaging Hail, Winds To Twin Cities Metro

Storms that swept across Minnesota Tuesday brought golf-ball-sized hail that broke through at least one windshield in the southern metro.

08/06/2013

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Tornado Watch Out For Parts Of Minnesota

A tornado watch is out until 9 p.m. across Minnesota’s midsection as intense thunderstorms pop up across the area. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado north of Willmar in west-central Minnesota about 5:15 p.m., but there were no immediate reports of a touchdown.

08/06/2013

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Hail Pounds Parts Of Wis., Minn.

Thunderstorms packing heavy rain, hail and high winds have pounded parts of southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a cooperative observer measured 2.5-inch hail near La Crosse Thursday.

07/25/2013

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Fast-Moving Storm Soaks Twin Cities

A fast-moving storm has pelted the Twin Cities with hail and rain. The cloudburst hit downtown Minneapolis mid-afternoon Friday. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Luna says the rain stretched from the Shakopee-Savage area southwest of Minneapolis north to North Branch.

05/31/2013

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Severe Weather Could Hit Twin Cities Wednesday

If you’re out and about Wednesday afternoon and evening, you’re encouraged to have a radio near you and be prepared for rough weather. By late afternoon, a more organized pattern of strong storms is expected to develop in southern and western Minnesota and head toward the Twin Cities metro.

05/29/2013

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Share Your Severe Weather Pictures!

Here’s a gallery of viewer-submitted photos documenting severe weather — thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes — in the warm months of 2013.

05/17/2013

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Spring Storm Causes Problems Across The Country

A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday.

04/12/2013

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Weather Technology Makes A Big Leap

All 150 National Weather Service Doppler radars across the country are currently being upgraded with a new technology. Called “Dual-Polarization”, or Dual-Pol, it’s the largest and most advanced since Doppler technology was introduced in 1988.

08/13/2012

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Rain, High Winds, Hail Slow Minn. Fieldwork

Heavy rain, high winds and hail have slowed Minnesota farmers in the field.

06/25/2012

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