After Devastating Storm, Watertown Orchard Remains ResilientMinnesota apple orchards are reaping the benefits of a bumper crop this season, yet one grower in Watertown won't see the full harvest.
Good Questions: The Vice President, Tornado Sirens & Seeing In The DarkEvery Friday, Heather Brown answers some burning questions from WCCO viewers. This week, she talks about seeing in the dark, the Vice President and tornado sirens.
Tornadoes Touch Down In West-Central MinnesotaSome tornadoes have touched down in west-central Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a storm chaser reported a brief tornado touchdown near Hawick in Kandiyohi County about 6 p.m. Thursday. Another tornado touched down earlier near Norway Lake, also in Kandiyohi County. The sheriff's office reports no damage.
Sheriff's Office: Tornado Touches Down In Southwest MNThe Watonwan County Sheriff's Office says residents reported a tornado touchdown near St. James early Friday night. The touchdown was in Long Lake Township, where the sheriff's office says a building owned by Civil Ag Group sustained extensive damage.
Downed Trees Are Mulched, Chipped And Recycled After StormsClean up continues after a tornado touched down this weekend in Carver County. Debris from the Friday night twister was scattered all around the communities of Watertown and Hollywood, and many are still hauling it all away.
Thousands Still Without Power Day After Severe StormsThousands are still without power in Minnesota more than a day after severe weather caused damage to power lines and outages across parts of the state.
Xcel Energy Outages Drop To 50K; Power Back To All By MondayAs the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 96,000 customers were still without power by Saturday afternoon, mostly in the western and eastern Twin Cities metro area.
EF-1 Tornado Hits Carver Co., Thousands Without Power In Twin Cities MetroThe National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Carver County early Saturday morning during a loud and windy night of severe weather throughout the Twin Cities metro. The tornado caused extensive damage to trees and homes in Watertown and neighboring Hollywood Township.
Woman Saves Children From Injury As Tornado Hits Wis. HouseSheriff's officials say a mother saved her three young children from injury as a tornado hit their house in Waupaca County.
Heavy Rains, Storms To Sweep Across Minnesota Storms will sweep across Minnesota Sunday as the holiday weekend comes to a close. Meteorologist Lauren Casey says much of Sunday night and Monday's activity will be in the central and southeastern parts of the state, where a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 a.m.
Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western MinnesotaThe 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.
Assessment Crews Respond To Iowa Town Hit By TornadoAssessment 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.