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Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western Minnesota

The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported a tornado touchdown just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday near Montevideo. Law enforcement reported part of a roof blow off a building at a farmstead about seven miles north of Montevideo.

05/16/2015

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Assessment Crews Respond To Iowa Town Hit By Tornado

Assessment crews have been dispatched to gauge the damage caused by a tornado that tore through a central Iowa town, uprooting trees, ripping apart the roof of the local high school and leaving shreds of pink insulation strewn throughout the streets.

05/11/2015

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Tornado Damages Buildings In SD; At Least 3 Injured

Some buildings in the small town of Delmont were damaged by a tornado on Sunday, and at least three people were injured, but no deaths were reported.

05/10/2015

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Fridley Residents Remember Devastation Of 1965 Tornadoes

They called it the “longest night” for good reason: 13 people were killed and, in Fridley alone, one in every four homes was damaged or destroyed.

Folks have come together Wednesday to remember that fateful night exactly 50 years ago.

05/06/2015

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4 Things To Know: Nepal Earthquake, Theater Massacre Trial & More

From massive destruction following a Nepal earthquake to a tornado in Texas, here are the four things you need to know from Monday, April 27.

04/27/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit St. Peter

Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.

01/29/2015

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Weather Blog: New, Expanded Weather Risk Categories

Starting Wednesday, the Storm Prediction Center, the arm of the National Weather Service responsible for issuing all severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings, will utilize expanded severe weather risk categories for 1 to 3 day convective outlooks.

10/22/2014

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Apparent Tornado Hits Rural Southern Wisconsin

An apparent tornado has damaged homes and farm buildings in rural southern Wisconsin. The storm hit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Damage stretches from south of Highland to north of Dodgeville.

06/30/2014

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Weak Tornado Hits Western Wisconsin Town

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck the western Wisconsin town of Colfax, but damage reports are minor. Law enforcement tells the weather service the tornado damaged a gas station and knocked down trees Friday afternoon. No injuries are reported.

06/27/2014

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Funnel Clouds Spotted Over Dakota County

If you live in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area, you may have heard the sirens go off. There were several reports of a funnel cloud in the sky. A number of viewers reported seeing funnel clouds at around 1 p.m.

06/23/2014

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Tornado Touches Down In Swift County

A tornado touched down in Swift County near Benson, Minn. on Thursday afternoon. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz says a trained weather spotter first saw the tornado just after 4 p.m.

06/19/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-18-14

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06/18/2014

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3 Years After North Mpls. Tornado, Herons Are Flourishing

Three years ago on Thursday, a devastating tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, tearing up trees, knocking down homes and killing two people.

05/22/2014

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Red Wing Storm Victims Pick Up The Pieces After Losing Roof

Thursday’s violent storms in Red Wing, Minn. were over in just a blink of an eye, but the damage was lasting. Scattered yellow insulation covered the trees and corn stubble in the southwestern Minnesota town. “It just happened so fast,” Sally Lemmerhirt of Red Wing, Minn. said.

05/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-8-14

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05/08/2014

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Tornado Damages Farms In Western Minnesota

A tornado has damaged at least three farms in rural Minnesota, but no injuries are reported. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said in a statement the tornado was reported about 4 p.m. Monday southeast of St. Leo.

04/01/2014

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11-18-13 Weekend Storms In The Midwest On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Rare November tornado’s strike the Midwest on Sunday.

11/18/2013

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Ravens-Bears Game Delayed By Rain, Wind

The Chicago Bears’ game against the Baltimore Ravens is being delayed because of heavy rain and wind. Play was stopped with just under five minutes left in the first quarter with the Ravens leading 10-0 on Sunday.

11/17/2013

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A ‘Very Quiet’ Season For Tornadoes In Minnesota

No damage has been reported from a tornado in far northern Minnesota Wednesday night. In fact, it’s been a quiet season for twisters.

09/12/2013

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Sept. Tornado Spotted In Far Northern Minnesota

A September tornado has been spotted in far northern Minnesota.

09/11/2013

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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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Weather Blog: The 2013 Minnesota Tornado Drought

Cold air in the upper levels of the atmosphere is conducive to the formation of tornadoes — cold air at the surface, not so much. In 2013, cold air has been plentiful in Minnesota. Its prevalence has contributed to reduced numbers of tornadoes during the months which are climatologically most active in the state — May, June and July.

07/30/2013

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Social Media Harnessed To Rebuild OK Tornado Victim’s Home

Two months after a tornado flattened dozens of homes in Moore, Okla., families are starting to rebuild, and one woman’s story remains fresh in our memories.

07/24/2013

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Target Volunteers Help Load School Backpacks For Okla. Tornado Victims

Target employees opened their schedules and their hearts to volunteer for the Kids In Need Foundation Monday.

07/22/2013

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