Clean 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 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.
Here’s what you need to know for July 19, 2015.
The timing of the Saturday morning storm could not be worse for the Watertown area. The town was celebrating its annual Rails to Trails summer festival, but organizers canceled the event after surveying the damage.
The 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.
President Barack Obama checks the 50th state off his list of places to visit with a planned commencement speech Friday in Watertown before about 700 tech school grads and their families.
Authorities say a 56-year-old man and his dog were rescued from an icy pond in his backyard near Watertown.
A page on the fundraising website Go Fund Me brought in $125 in the first four hours.
A Wright County man has been reported missing by family, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Christopher Michael Rossing, 25, has not been seen or heard from since the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 22.
Fog may have contributed to a fatal crash early Friday morning, according to the Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:52 a.m. at the intersection of county roads 25 and 2. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials in central Minnesota are asking the public’s help in finding a missing woman who was last seen Tuesday morning. The woman left for an appointment in Watertown that morning and never arrived.
Fire crews battled a grass fire Tuesday afternoon 30 miles west of the Twin Cities, officials say, after a permitted burn got out of control.
Nicollet County Sheriff’s deputies say they believe they’ve found the body of a kayaker missing since June. The body is believed to be Steven Fritze, a sixth-grade teacher from Watertown, S.D., according to the Journal in New Ulm.
Following the torrents of rain received over the past several days has arrived the inevitable rising of our rivers. The Crow River is among the first to get a flood warning tag from the National Weather Service, and in excess of 15 feet, it is set to crest sometime Thursday.
A 35-year-old Watertown man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail on charges he took a video without consent.
Authorities are looking for at least two suspects after a bar in a small town west of the Twin Cities was burglarized early Monday morning.
Watertown, Minn., is mourning the death of Mayor KJ McDonald, according to a press release from Acting Mayor Rick Mann.
One good result of this year’s extreme weather in Minnesota is a bumper crop of honey from local bee farmers.
So far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.
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