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Sunday Afternoon Storms Spawn Funnels and Tornadoes

Tornado Near Oriska/Funnel Near LaMoure & Edgeley 1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption A very active weather day in the region with storms spawning funnels and tornadoes. One tornado was spotted on a farm about 5 miles southwest of Oriska, North Dakota. Tara Opatz sent us video of it and says it formed over their farm and touched down in the…

GoFundMe Started For Barnesville Family After House Fire

Scott and Megan Bauer and their three young children escaped the house after it was hit by lightning

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been started for a Barnesville family who lost their home to fire early this week. Scott and Megan Bauer and their three young children escaped the house after it was hit by lightning during storms. Strong winds helped fuel the fire and it eventually destroyed the house. The family lost nearly everything inside….

Damaging Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands

Wind gusts of 71 mph Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers.

FARGO, N.D.–Storms packing damaging winds have left thousands without power in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says wind gusts of 71 miles per hour Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers. Service was restored to more than half of those customers by early…

Minnesota’s Governor Seeks Presidential Disaster Declaration

spring storms caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN —¬†Gov. Tim Walz is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for spring storms that caused nearly $40 million in damage to infrastructure across Minnesota. He requested the declaration for 51 counties and four tribal governments. Officials say flooding, blizzards and strong winds from mid-March to late April caused damage totaling $39 million. That is well above the $8…

Storms Fill Streets with Trees and Damage Properties in Grand Forks

Jerry Hunter has had a berry tree in his front yard for 47 years and this morning's storm took it to the ground

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After strong winds and several storms came through parts of our region last night and early this morning, several areas of Grand Forks were hit. Trees and branches were covering many roads and same came down onto properties. Jerry Hunter has had a berry tree in his front yard for 47 years and this morning’s storm…

Storm Reports for Friday June 8th

Power polls down in Reynolds, ND Friday. Photo from Kelly Fox. PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND 155 PM CDT SUN JUN 10 2018 ..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON… ..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE…. ..REMARKS.. 0307 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 5 N VALLEY CITY 47.00N 98.02W 06/08/2018 Barnes ND 911 CALL CENTER CALL FROM VALLEY CITY…

Governor Dayton Declaring Disasters in Clay, Becker and Norman Counties

Clay County had over $200,000 in damage from storms in June

  MINNESOTA — Governor Dayton is declaring a disaster in Clay, Becker and Norman counties after severe weather has left areas of widespread damage. Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain on July 11th and 12th left damage throughout the counties, especially in Ulen and Detroit Lakes. Buildings in the city, including the school, had damage. City officials say some of the…

Nine Tornadoes Confirmed in Recent Thunderstorms Across the Valley

These storms ripped through many parts of the Valley on Tuesday

RED RIVER VALLEY — Nine tornadoes from Tuesday’s storms were confirmed by the Grand Forks National Weather Service. Weather officials said the strongest storm created three separate tornadoes along a straight line. The most powerful tornado formed east of Hatton and stayed on the ground for about 23 miles with winds up to 135 miles per hour. The storm weakened…

Halstad, Ulen Cleaning Up After Strong Storms

Monday's Strong Wind Storm Left Parts Of Minnesota Damaged

MINNESOTA — Many people in western Minnesota spent most of their day cleaning up after Monday’s storms. Halstad woke up to down power lines, uprooted trees and busted sheds strewn across at least one neighborhood. In Ulen, Arloween Ekulnd said the wind was so bad that her and her family waited the storm out in their basement. “We heard the…

Severe Storms Hit Region with Wind Speeds More than 80 mph

Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads

HALSTAD, Minn. — The high winds and strong¬†storms ripped through the Halstad area and damages many properties. Smaller structures like sheds were pulled from their foundations. Many trees were ripped out and thrown into driveways and onto main roads. Cleanup crews were busy cutting up large tree trunks to clear the streets. Some power lines even caught on fire during…