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Crews In Minn. Work To Restore Power, Clear Trees

The largest utility serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin says it deployed more than 1,000 line workers to restore power to customers in the Twin Cities and other areas after three waves of strong storms hit the region. Xcel Energy’s system was severely damaged by high winds that brought trees and branches down onto power lines before dawn Friday and on Friday evening and early Saturday. More than 500,000 of the utility’s customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin were affected at the height of the power outages

06/22/2013

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Mpls. Man Escapes Car Crushed By Tree

A young man heading out to dinner during Friday night’s storm says he didn’t see it coming. Bret Rademacher narrowly escaped being crushed by a falling tree in Minneapolis. Physically he’s fine – there’s not a scratch on him, which is hard to believe when you see what’s left of his car.

06/22/2013

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Communities Across Twin Cities Cleaning Up

Communities across the Twin Cities are cleaning up trees and branches knocked down by three waves of heavy storms since early Friday. Minneapolis has announced plans for debris collection beginning July 1 to help people get rid of the downed wood in their yards. St. Paul plans a similar curbside pickup within the next three weeks.

06/22/2013

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Got Power? Businesses Open Doors For People To Re Charge Phones

Some metro businesses with power are allowing people to come in and charge their cell phones. All Cub Food stores have power stripes set up at the service desk to let shoppers recharge as they buy food. Craig Striech is manager of the store in Plymouth

06/22/2013

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Storms Disrupt Metro With Power Outages, Debris

It was a stressful morning for patients and staff at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in North Minneapolis. NorthPoint CEO Stella Whitney-West says a call to the utility company proved futile. “We immediately tried to call in to Xcel,” Whitney-West said. “Of course, we couldn’t get through.” But the phone calls didn’t stop there.

06/21/2013

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Rainstorm Rumbles Across Southern Minnesota

A June storm has brought heavy rain and hail to parts of southern Minnesota. The storm rolled across the south-central part of the state and the Twin Cities Wednesday morning.

06/12/2013

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Good Question: How Do You Keep Fear Of Storms From Becoming A Phobia?

The skies turn gray. The lightning cracks. Thunder booms. For most of us, a fleeting moment of fear is as bad as it gets. “Even when there’s not a storm, [kids are] checking the weather, they’re feeling nervous if it gets overcast. That’s different,” said Dr. Steven Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic child psychologist who specializes in anxiety.

05/21/2013

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Oklahoma Tornado Video

There is some amazing video, horrifying stories and happy stories coming out of Moore, OK. Take a look at the video below and also check out this story of a woman pulled from the rubble […]

05/21/2013

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Severe Weather Rolls Across MN

It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.

05/19/2013

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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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Gov. Asks Obama For Minn. Disaster Declaration

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota after an ice storm paralyzed the southwest part of the state.

04/26/2013

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Snow, Rain, Flooding Continues Through Sunday

Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.

03/09/2013

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Winter Storm Brings Snow, Chilly Winds To SE Minn.

Students across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin had their school starts delayed, if not put off altogether for the day. Hundreds of schools canceled classes as a major snowstorm moved into the area.

12/20/2012

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Scientist Warns Of Heavier Storms, More Algae

A University of Michigan expert says climate change is likely to cause bigger storms in the Great Lakes region over the next century, which could worsen the problem of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

09/12/2012

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Rochester Cleans Up From Storm Damage

Crews are working to clear the main streets in Rochester after a powerful storm swept through, knocked down trees, scattered debris and ignited a house fire.

09/05/2012

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Reports: Storms Drop Trees, Power Lines SW Of Metro

The severe storms that swept through McLeod County Thursday night dropped trees and power lines, according to reports.

08/23/2012

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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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Storm-Felled Trees Could Spark Northern Minn. Fires

Two Minnesota storms have left a mark so big, it’ll take several years to clean up the damage. “I see trees and sticks all over the place,” said one little girl who was caught up in one of the storms east of Hinckley, Minn in July.

08/09/2012

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Power Restored To Downtown Minneapolis After Outage

Xcel Energy has restored power to customers in downtown Minneapolis, after nearly one-third of them lost power for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning.

07/24/2012

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Volunteers Needed To Help With Storm Damage In Beltrami Co.

Officials in Beltrami County are looking for volunteers to help with storm damage, as the area continues to deal with the aftermath of its early July storms.

07/10/2012

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June Storm & Flooding Damage = $108 Million

Thirteen Minnesota counties and three tribal nations have been declared major disaster areas, and are now eligible for federal public assistance.

07/06/2012

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Officials: Gusty Storms Leave Some Campgrounds Closed

The gusty storms that tore through northern Minnesota Monday night have left some campgrounds closed until further notice, according to state officials.

07/03/2012

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3 Die In Wis. Crashes After Rain Washes Away Road

Two vehicles in central Wisconsin plunged into a ravine created when heavy rains washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway, killing three people, authorities said Thursday.

06/21/2012

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NWS Says Tues-Wed Wettest 2 Days In Duluth

The National Weather Service says rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday in Duluth is a record breaker. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis says it’s the wettest two-day period in Duluth history.

06/21/2012

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Storms Flood Duluth Superior

Torrential rains in the past 48 hours flooded streets and closed off neighborhoods in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior Wednesday

06/20/2012

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