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Man Struck, Killed By Lightning In Pine County

A 53-year-old man is dead after being struck by lightning in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. Monday, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

08/27/2013

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How To Protect Your Home From A Lightning Fire

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Lightning fires seem rare. But are they? The Insurance Federation of Minnesota says around 2,100 insured homeowners in the state are struck by lightning. Minnesota ranks 20th in lightning strikes. Georgia is […]

06/21/2013

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Fire Started By Lightning Strike Destroys Eden Prairie Duplex

Authorities said an Eden Prairie home is a total loss after lightning from an overnight storm caused it to go up in flames.

06/21/2013

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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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Lightning Likely To Blame For Maple Grove House Fire

Authorities are investigating what caused a house fire in Maple Grove Tuesday morning, but lightning is likely to blame after storms rolled through the metro.

10/23/2012

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Recent Strikes Underscore Dangers of Lightning

The death of a 9-year-old boy from a lightning strike in Duluth this weekend underscores the dangers of lightning.

08/20/2012

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2 Families Displaced After Lightning Hits Hudson Duplex

Two families are out of their homes Sunday morning, after lightning hit their duplex.

08/19/2012

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9-Year-Old Dies After Lightning Strikes Sailboat

A 9-year-old, who was injured after lightning struck a Lake Superior beach area, has died from his injuries.

08/19/2012

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Severe Weather Shuts Down WE Fest Friday Night

Friday night brought some scary moments for country music fans up north.

08/04/2012

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Lightning Storm Leaves Metro Homes In Ruins

It was bolts of electricity that caused extensive damage to a handful of metro area homes.

07/24/2012

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Lightning Likely To Blame For Richfield House Fire

Authorities are investigating a house fire in Richfield Tuesday morning that was likely started by lightning that hit the roof.

07/24/2012

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Lightning Bolt Stops Twins-Rangers Game

Talk about an electrifying performance. Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli and Minnesota batter Ryan Doumit quickly scrambled to their respective dugouts and base runner Josh Willingham dropped to his knees when a bolt of lightning struck near Rangers Ballpark during Sunday night’s game.

07/08/2012

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2 Houses Catch Fire From Lightning In Apple Valley

As many as five homes had to be evacuated Thursday afternoon after at least one lightning strike caused a fire and a gas leak, authorities said.

06/14/2012

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Lightning Triggers House Fires In Apple Valley

Officials say severe weather is likely to blame for starting two homes on fire in Apple Valley late Sunday night.

06/11/2012

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Families Devastated By Lightning Strikes

Two Twin Cities families had their homes struck by lightning Saturday. The Ruffin family of New Hope heard a loud boom during Saturday morning’s storm, but didn’t realize the noise was that of a lightning strike on their roof.

05/26/2012

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