Severe Weather

Mary Simon removes branches from a downed white pine tree. In the background, another pine crashed through her roof. (credit: Bemidji Pioneer)

Damaging Storms Move Through North Minn.

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds knocked down trees and power lines in northern Minnesota early Friday.


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North Branch Is Latest Victim Of Rough Summer Weather

The extent of Tuesday’s damage was mostly north and east of the metro. In North Branch, there were several trees and branches down at Central Park.


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Another Round Of Storm Damage

Thousands of Xcel Energy customers were still without power Tuesday morning following heavy thunderstorms that pounded parts of the Twin Cities Monday.


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Weather Blog: Muggy With Storms

Humid air has returned, and it will be with us through Saturday night.


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Storms Interrupt Action At Schwan’s USA Cup

The National Sports Center in Blaine is one of the busiest spots in the state this time of year.


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Severe Thunderstorms Precede Hot, Sticky Weather

Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and frequent lightning caused delays for air travelers Friday in the Twin Cities.


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Damage Reported After Storms Sweep Across MN

Severe thunderstorms caused some major damage across southern and central Minnesota Sunday night.


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Weather Blog: Steamy Sunday

An upper level disturbance and cool front are expected to move toward us later today and tonight. The result will likely be some showers and thunderstorms.


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State Of Emergency Declared In Marshall

Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes said Saturday that the city of Marshall has declared a state of emergency after severe weather that swept through the area Friday afternoon.


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Esme’s Blog: Leadership Is Missing In Minnesota

In the 20 minutes it took Friday night to dip into a sporting goods store with three kids in tow the temperature dropped 15 degrees and the sky turned an ominous blackish blue.


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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.


Storm damage in La Crosse, Wis. (Credit: La Crosse Tribune)

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.