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Tornado hits 3 farms, crosses I-94 in western Minnesota

Created: July 09, 2020 10:03 AM

DALTON, Minn. (AP) - The National Weather Service reports a powerful tornado has damaged farms and injured at least two people in western Minnesota.

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The tornado struck at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Dalton.

The weather service says three farmsteads were hit, and one of those farmhouses was flattened. Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says two people were taken to a hospital. Their conditions were unknown.

The tornado crossed Interstate 94 but no vehicles were affected.

A National Weather Service staffer is at the scene checking the tornado aftermath, but the tornado is believed to be at least in the EF-3 category, with winds of 136-165 mph.

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