Update: Tornado Near Hill City Ruled Category EF1

Updated: 08/30/2013 10:23 PM
Created: 08/30/2013 12:30 PM

Strong storms streamed across the Northland on Thursday, knocking power out for about 1,300 homes near Hill City and Remer. An EF1 tornado, the least powerful category, touched down near Hill City, and large hail fell in the area. Lake Country Power officials said the storm downed several power lines, but crews were able to restore power by Friday morning.

There are numerous reports of storm damage including large trees uprooted on Highway 210 in northern Aitkin County, 1 3/4 inch hail, heavy rain.

Viewers shared their photos with the Eyewitness StormTeam. If you have pictures of Thursday's storms, email them to and we will add them to our Photo Gallery.

Hail near Hill City

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