Severe Weather

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High Winds Storm Through Minnesota, Wisconsin

A fierce summer storm packing straight-line winds approaching 80 mph marched through Minnesota and Wisconsin Friday, leaving in its wake damaged homes and structures, toppled trees and several thousand blacked-out utility customers.


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High Winds Snap Tree, Injure 4 In Anoka County

A path of storms hit especially hard north of the metro in Linwood Township Friday, where winds snapped a giant oak at a girls’ camp, and a limb fell on a group of parents.


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High Winds Buffet SW Minnesota, Knock Out Power

A fierce summer storm packing winds of 80 to 100 mph has blown across southwestern Minnesota, downing trees and power lines.


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Thousands Without Power After Storms

Power companies reported they were restoring power for thousands of customers left in the dark after thunderstorms rolled through the region overnight.


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Heavy Rains Could Push Rivers To Flood Stage

Recent storms and rain have pushed some rivers in Minnesota to high levels — and heavy rain expected this week could cause the Mississippi, Minnesota and Red rivers to rise even more.


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Good Question: Where Is The Safest Place To Live?

It’s nearly summer, which means WCCO-TV viewers are asking about severe weather and going on vacation. We’re hitting “Reply All” to some of the best questions of the week.


Storm damage in Park Rapids, Minn. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. (credit: Nat Jones)

Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Fargo Area

Thousands of people in the Fargo area remained without electricity on Tuesday after strong storms the night before knocked out power to an estimated 26,000 people in the metro area, along with hundreds more in rural areas.


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Rybak: N. Mpls. Faces Short-Term Housing Challenges

Mayor R.T. Rybak says the city and county are making resources available for north Minneapolis residents displaced by Sunday’s tornado.


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Last Victim Of Mpls. Tornado Soon To Be Discharged

The second of two people hospitalized after a tornado hit the north side of Minneapolis is expected to soon be discharged from North Memorial hospital.


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Tornado Relief: How You Can Help

Many people are wondering how they can help with the tornado recovery effort. According to officials, donations are needed, not goods.


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Federal Aid Unlikely For La Crosse

State aid is expected to help La Crosse recover from the tornado that ravaged the city’s south side Sunday. But a La Crosse County emergency government official says the destruction is unlikely to reach the threshold for federal disaster aid.


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Good Question: How Is Storm Strength Measured?

The tornado that ripped through the Twin Cities metro and hit north Minneapolis the hardest on Sunday undoubtedly changed lives.


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North Minneapolis Begins Painful Recovery

It’s hard enough to imagine the sheer terror of a passing tornado, when you’re safely hunkered down in a basement.


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La Crosse Tornado Damages 200 Homes, Businesses

A powerful storm sideswiped this western Wisconsin city on Sunday, tearing roofs from homes and littering streets and lawns with downed trees and debris.


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Rybak Praises North Mpls. In Wake Of Tornado

Cleanup continues today after a deadly tornado ripped through North Minneapolis yesterday, killing one and injuring 29 others.


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Clean Up In St. Michael After Confirmed Tornado Hits

Storms rocked homes as it rolled through parts of Minnesota Wednesday night and St. Michael is recovering from what may have been a tornado.


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Twins Blog: Weather Or Not

The last game I attended it snowed. That was two weeks ago


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Heavy Storm Damage To St. Michael Home

A home in St. Michael bore evidence of a violent evening of thunderstorms around the Twin Cities metropolitan area.


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Klobuchar To View Rebuilding In Tornado-Hit Wadena

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will take part in Friday’s groundbreaking for a new Wadena-Deer Creek High School, replacing the one destroyed by a tornado last year.


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Local Red Cross To Help Storm Damaged South

The devastation in the South has put the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross on alert.


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What’s That Sound? Thursday Is Tornado Drill Day

Severe weather season is just around the corner and some people have already experience it — so Thursday is Tornado Drill Day in Minnesota. That means sirens will be sounded in virtually every community throughout the state.


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Officials: 10 Tornadoes Hit Wis. On Sunday

The National Weather Service reports that 10 tornadoes hit central and northern Wisconsin on Sunday, tying an April record for the state.


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Meteorologists Surveying Possible Wis. Tornadoes

At least three people have been injured in storms that ripped through Wisconsin.


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Minn. Officials Warn Of Severe Weather In April

Minnesota will hold a statewide tornado drill on Thursday to remind the public about Severe Weather Awareness Week.


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Rough Weather Triggers Storm Warnings In MN, WI

Strong thunderstorms storms swept across Minnesota and Wisconsin on Sunday, bringing strong winds, hail and reports of tornadoes and damaging homes, barns, power lines and trees.