Two Men are Safe After Strong Winds Overturn Sailboat in Minnesota

Both men were thrown in the water underneath the sailboat and were separated.

WILLMAR, M.N. (AP) _ Two men are safe after strong winds overturned their sailboat on a lake in west-central Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was called about the overturned sailboat on Big Kandiyohi Lake early Sunday. Two men from Franklin, Minnesota-ages 48 and 51-were sleeping on the anchored boat when a thunderstorm rolled through. Both men were thrown in…

Thunderstorm Causes Widespread Damage Across Red River Valley

Parts of roofs were ripped off and trees snapped in many neighborhoods

RED RIVER VALLEY — The thunderstorm caused widespread damage across the Red River Valley. Strong winds ripped parts of the roofs off several buildings. Lots of fences and signs were also blown over. Some streets across the F–M area were blocked by flooding. Many neighborhoods have snapped trees, and the streets are covered with branches and debris. “Three, four garbage…

Tornado Misses Hillsboro; Town Doesn’t Escape Damaging Winds

Straight-line winds blow down trees and damage buildings in the city; a tornado passes by just three miles to the northeast

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County, just missing Hillsboro, but the town didn’t escape damaging winds.  People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. The sound of chainsaws could be heard all across Hillsboro.  A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County, blowing down trees, damaging homes and spawning a tornado. “When we rolled into town…

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Tornado Drills Occurring in North Dakota and Minnesota

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff gives Severe Weather Awareness tips for Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week and gives information about upcoming tornado drills: Categories: Community, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: drill, minnesota, north dakota, severe, severe weather, severe weather awareness week, thunderstorm, tips, TORNADO, Warning, watch