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.
With this weekend’s mini warm up, officials want to warn everyone to be careful on area lakes. Freezing and thawing are making ice conditions unsafe.
There’s been plenty of ice rescues this winter, along with stories about ATVs and fish houses going through the ice. But, that’s not keeping some people off of those not-so-frozen lakes.
Severe thunderstorms came — and went — through the metro area, bringing heavy rain, damaging winds and hail.
Cigarettes are addictive. Cigarettes cause cancer. Smoking can kill you. In a little more than one year, those are some of the warnings that will appear on cigarette boxes, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets its way.
Streams and rivers continue to rise across Minnesota.