TORNADO

Severe weather, much-needed rain returns to Red River Valley

Thunderstorm near Alice, N.D. courtesy, Shane Ornelas. FARGO (KVRR) – For the first time in several weeks, measurable rain, thunderstorms and severe weather made an appearance in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 p.m. Friday.  Forecaster said there’s a possibility of 60 mph winds, 1″ hail and tornadoes. A…

Tornado Touches Down Near Tappen, N.D.

Video Shows Nearly Entire Life Span of the Tornado

Tappen, N.D. (KVRR) – A Tornado Warning was issued for parts of Kidder County, N.D. around 4:45 pm Wednesday. Law enforcement and other weather spotters reported a tornado that lasted for about 10 minutes about 7 miles east of Tappen and about 8 miles west of Medina.  The tornado appeared to stay over open country and no injuries or damage…

Dalton Church Leader Talks About Recovery After Tornado

He also wants to thank the first responders who helped have done so much for the community.

DALTON, Minn. — A Pastor in Dalton Minnesota reacts to the destruction after a tornado swept through. Dalton Free Lutheran Parish Pastor Mark Johnson says the community is coming together to support each other in their time of need. He says it’s important to put your trust in god and understand there are a lot of good people in the…

GoFundMe created to support family of man killed in Otter Tail County tornado

Nearly $4,000 of the $10,000 goal has been raised so far.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption BATTLE LAKE, Minn.–A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family of the man who died during a tornado in Dalton and Ashby Wednesday evening. Thirty-year-old Seth Nelson was identified as the victim on Thursday. According to the GoFundMe page, Seth leaves behind his wife, Joey, and four kids….

WATCH LIVE: Otter Tail County Sheriff to discuss tornado aftermath

The press conference will begin at 3:30 p.m.

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption DALTON, Minn.–Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons is holding a press conference to discuss the aftermath of the tornado that tore through Dalton and Ashby Wednesday evening. Sheriff Fitzgibbons will be joined by Emergency Management Director Patrick Waletzko and County…

One Death, Several Injuries After Tornado Strikes Otter Tail County

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINN. – Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says one person is dead and two people were injured after a tornado struck near Dalton around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man killed was working in a shop when the twister hit. The conditions of those injured is not known. Last night, the sheriff’s emergency operations team completed searching…

UPDATE: One person dead after tornado in Otter Tail County

1/3 Courtesy: Jon Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Courtesy: Jon Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Courtesy: Jon Johnson Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE: One person has died and two people are hurt after a tornado near Dalton, Minnesota. For about 30 minutes just after 5:00 Wednesday night, the storm ripped its way across the fields out here and…

Cass County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-Wide Tornado Drill

A full-system test of the outdoor siren warning system will begin at 11:15 a.m. on April 29.

FARGO, N.D.–Cass County residents are encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, April 29. A full-system test of the outdoor siren warning system will begin at 11:15 a.m. as a part of North Dakota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. When residents hear the sirens they are encouraged to: Seek shelter indoors and turn on local media (local broadcast…