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Get Prepared During Severe Weather Awareness Week

Don’t be fooled if you hear tornado sirens around the Twin Cities metro this week. It’s time to get ready for when severe weather could strike.

04/17/2013

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Tornado Warning Inadvertently Sent To Wis. Cell Phones

The National Weather Service says a tornado warning issued Monday was meant to be a test.

03/04/2013

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NWS: 2 Tornadoes Touched Down In Overnight Storms

Residents in parts of the Twin Cities woke up to down power lines and trees, which littered parts of the east metro.

11/11/2012

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Reality Check: What Would Romney Do With FEMA?

Gov. Mitt Romney returned to the campaign trail today, but refrained again from criticizing President Obama in light of the disaster on the East Coast.

10/31/2012

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14 Months After Mpls Tornado, Homeowners Battle Allstate In Court

For Jenae and Travis Hutchins returning to what had been their home isn’t easy. For the schoolteacher and nurse, the excitement of maintaining their first home has suddenly changed into overwhelming anxiety and stress.

07/18/2012

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Minn. Storms Bring Tornado, Golf-Ball Sized Hail

Thunderstorms Sunday night damaged barns, blew out power and brought golf-ball sized hail in southern Minnesota.

06/18/2012

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Cleanup Under Way From Strong Wis. Storms

The cleanup has already started in Wisconsin from storms that packed heavy rain, high wind and even a tornado.

05/25/2012

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Hope, Hard Work Spearhead Rebuilding In Tornado’s Wake

Hope, hard work and being a tight-knit community have helped north Minneapolis rebuild, one year after a devastating tornado.

05/22/2012

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Contractor Put Others First After Tornado

Reuben Smith has been fixing up houses in north Minneapolis for the last year – ever since the tornado wreaked havoc.

05/22/2012

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Woman’s Dream Home Emerges From Tornado’s Wreckage

Tuesday’s warmth and sunshine were a stark contrast to the scene in north Minneapolis one year ago.

05/22/2012

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1 Year After Tornado, Mpls. Couple Still Picking Up The Pieces

It’s a day not many north Minneapolis residents will forget. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the City’s destructive tornado.

05/21/2012

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Tornado-Ravaged North Mpls Rebuilds, Remembers

Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the North Minneapolis tornado.

05/19/2012

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Reported Tornado Damages Farm Buildings Near Kiester

A line of storms triggered tornado warnings and dumped heavy rain as it rumbled down the Interstate 90 corridor across far southern Minnesota.

05/04/2012

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Tornado Spotted In Jackson County

Storms moving through southern Minnesota early Friday afternoon have produced a tornado, the National Weather Service said.

05/04/2012

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Minn. Storms Whip Up High Winds, Dump Hail

Storms packing high winds and windshield-shattering hail have rumbled across central Minnesota, but no serious damage or injuries are reported.

05/01/2012

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Winds Topple Barn, Uproot Trees In Milan, Minn.

Saturday brought an unexpected cleanup for Gary Andrews after strong winds toppled a two-story barn, tore trees from the ground and mangled a swing set on his son’s property.

04/21/2012

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Police: Storms Significantly Damage Farm In Redwood Co.

Storms in southwestern Minnesota caused significant damage to a farm in Redwood County, authorities say.

04/21/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Tornado Pick Up A Trailer?

It seems like the video of those flying trailers has been played on repeat since Tuesday’s tornado hit in Dallas, Texas. Perhaps it’s because it’s a phenomenon difficult to understand. So, how did a tornado make those trailers fly? Good Question.

04/04/2012

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A Hopeful Sign: Blue Herons Return To North Minneapolis

Almost a year after the tornado hit North Minneapolis, there’s one hopeful sign. The blue herons, whose population was devastated by the storm, have returned to an island in the Mississippi River.

03/28/2012

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Minnesotans Reminded To Plan For Severe Weather

Public safety officials say Monday’s confirmed tornado is a reminder for Minnesotans to get ready for severe weather.

03/21/2012

Elysian Tornado Damage March 19, 2012

Safety Official: Act As If It’s Already Tornado Season

Monday night’s tornado in Elysian, Minn., a small town in southeastern Minnesota, is a reminder that severe weather can happen this early in the year.

03/21/2012

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Mpls: Street Homelessness Down 40 Percent

Despite the lingering recession and the devastation brought to Minneapolis by last summer’s tornado, the city says that a group effort between it, Hennepin County and many community partners has curbed street homelessness by 40 percent and veteran homelessness by 33 percent since 2010.

03/08/2012

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Minnesota’s Top 2011 Headlines

A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.

12/31/2011

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2011: A Wild Year For Minn., U.S. Weather

For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.

12/28/2011

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State Shutdown, Mpls. Tornado Among Top Stories

State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.

12/26/2011

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