Three Killed, Dozens Injured In MN Tornadoes
June 18, 2010, 7:53 AM
ALBERT LEA, MN -
Freeborn County's emergency management director says a series of tornadoes that swept through the area killed one person west of Albert Lea, bring the number of storm-related fatalities to three in Minnesota.
Director Mark Roche says one person was killed at a farm when the tornadoes churned through the county Thursday night. Roche estimates a series of five to nine tornadoes dropped down in the county's rural areas along an 18 to 20 mile path. He says the tornadoes damaged 40 to 60 farms, but spared the county's communities.
In northwestern Minnnesota, an elderly woman was killed when a twister wiped out her home near Almora in Otter Tail County.
Farther north, in Polk County, officials say a man was killed when a tornado destroyed a Cenex gas station in Mentor.
© 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
2/27/2015 10:21 AM
Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN snagged a 11.6-pound, 29.5-inch walleye after 6 p.m. Thursday night.
2/24/2015 11:04 AM
Early Tuesday morning, a Sioux Falls woman reported her 2001 Land Rover Discovery was stolen. A set of keys were left in the vehicle's center cons...
2/27/2015 10:44 AM
A former Sioux Falls teacher pleads guilty to sexual contact charges for a relationship she had with a student.
2/25/2015 7:50 AM
Prince Edward Island in Canada is one of many provinces and states along the East Coast dealing with record snowfall.
3/1/2015 5:47 AM
Temperatures this morning are mostly in the single digits and teens with clouds moving out of the area. Some areas of southern KELOLAND could see some...