MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four things you need to know about from Friday, April 10.

Violent Storms Roll Through Illinois

People in Northern Illinois are waking up to assess the damage left by a massive tornado.

Severe storms ripped through the town of Fairdale and Rochelle, destroying dozens of homes, causing injuries and at least one death.

At least one tornado swept across Eastern Iowa as well.

A wide area of the country, from Texas to Michigan and across the upper Midwest, experienced severe weather Thursday.

Summit Of The Americas Underway

President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro come face to face on Friday. The two will attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama.

The expected encounter between the two will mark a historic moment as the U.S. and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago.

A State Department review of whether Cuba still belongs on the U.S. list of terror sponsors is a source of friction for Cuba.

Apple Watch Goes On Sale

Apple Watch pre-orders started at 2:01 a.m. You can see the devices for yourself at Apple Store. But you won’t be able to buy one there until April 24.

It might be difficult to get one if you wait, and you will need an appointment.

The watch is Apple’s first new product category since the iPad came out five years ago.

Bert Blyleven’s Tweet Ires Detroit

Detroit might not want to be circled by Bert. The Hall of Fame pitcher and broadcaster is making headlines for this tweet that angered Detroit fans.

The tweet said: “It is the best I have seen downtown Detroit though! Thank you low clouds.”

When other users attacked, he doubled down. Michigan’s governor fired back, Blyleven’s employer criticized him and the former Twins player deleted the tweets and apologized.

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