At Least 3 Killed as Multiple Tornados Hit Minnesota


Authorities in Minnesota say two people are dead after a series tornadoes raked across the northwest part of the state, killing an elderly woman in her home and a man at a gas station. Three other people were injured.


June 18, 2010 — Northwest Minnesota hardest hit. Two were killed and dozens were injured when a string of tornadoes struck Minnesota. Heather Brown reports.

At least three people were killed and dozens injured as tornadoes hit Minnesota late Thursday.

In northwestern Minnesota, an elderly woman was killed in Almora and a gas station owner was killed in Mentor. In southern Minnesota, one person was killed at a farm west of Albert Lea.

TORNADO REPORTS YESTERDAY AND EARLY MORNING (TIME 24 HR)
2228 WINSTED MCLEOD MN
2230 LESTER PRAIRIE MCLEOD MN DELAYED REPORT. APPROXIMATE TIME. (MPX)
2245 1 SE EAGLE LAKE BLUE EARTH MN CITIZEN FLAGGED LAW ENFORCEMENT..SOME PROPERTY DAMAGE AT 60088 206TH ST.
2256 2 E FISHER POLK MN WELL DEFINED TORNADO SEEN BY SPC METEOROLOGIST. TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES. (F
2257 5 SE EAST GRAND FORKS POLK MN
2305 BUFFALO WRIGHT MN NORTH SIDE OF BUFFALO. CONFIRMED DEBRIS. TORNADO IS OCCASIONALLY LIFTING. (MPX)
2308 2 E RAKE WINNEBAGO IA RELAYED BY BUFFALO CENTER FIRE DEPT. FROM RAKE FIRE DEPT. (DMX)
2308 4 N FISHER POLK MN SHED DESTROYED. (FGF)
2310 15 W KIESTER FARIBAULT MN WITH DEBRIS (MPX)
2310 15 SW MANKATO BLUE EARTH MN
2311 3 SW WALTERS FARIBAULT MN ON THE GROUND NOW
2312 6 E MAPLE LAKE WRIGHT MN BLOCKED BY TREES
2316 3 SSE MONTICELLO WRIGHT MN BRIEF DEBRIS CLOUD ROUGHLY 3 MILES WEST OF FENNING AVE NE MOTICELLO.
2317 KIESTER FARIBAULT MN JUST SOUTH AND WEST OF 20TH ST AND 505TH AVE. HALF MILE WIDE TORNADO.
2318 3 SW MENTOR POLK MN TORNADO AT CABLE LAKE.
2325 KIESTER FARIBAULT MN
2345 4 ENE BREEZY POINT CROW WING MN SPOTTERS TRACKING A TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR PELICAN LAKE.
2345 3 N RADIUM MARSHALL MN TREES SNAPPED OFF.
2348 ALDEN FREEBORN MN EAST OF ALDEN AND 1 MI SOUTH OF ARMSTRONG (MPX)
2355 CONGER FREEBORN MN TIME ESTIMATED HOUSE DAMAGED
2356 6 WNW ALBERT LEA FREEBORN MN
0000 3 S MANKATO BLUE EARTH MN NO LONGER ON GROUND AT 706 DEBRIS FLEW AROUND AT CR 90 AND 16
0018 3 S ALDEN FREEBORN MN
0020 4 S ALBERT LEA FREEBORN MN
0035 2 S ELLENDALE FREEBORN MN
0044 2 NW ELLENDALE STEELE MN RAIN WRAPPED.
0050 2 NNW ELLENDALE STEELE MN FARM DAMAGED LOOKS LIKE 1/4 MILE WIDE
0054 3 W HOLLANDALE FREEBORN MN ALONG HIGHWAY 251.
0115 1 W BLOOMING PRAIRIE STEELE MN
0132 6 W HAYFIELD DODGE MN
0135 5 S CLAREMONT DODGE MN MOVING NORTHEAST
0140 2 N RUSH CITY CHISAGO MN
0155 5 W GRANTSBURG PINE MN TORNADO CROSSED HWY 70, A 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE MN/WI STATE LINE. THREE INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. HWY 70 IS CLOSED DUE TO DEBRIS AND POWERLINES OVER THE ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED
0200 3 W GRANTSBURG BURNETT WI POWERLINES DOWN AND DAMAGE TO A HOME OBSERVED NEAR GRANTBURG ON HIGHWAY 70. LIKELY TORNADO DAMAGE.