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Tornadoes Touch Down in Minnesota

Updated: 05/08/2014 9:41 PM
Created: 05/08/2014 9:20 PM KAALtv.com

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A spring storm has dropped several tornadoes on the ground in south-central Minnesota, but no major damage or injuries are reported. Strong winds did damage a home near Red Wing.
    
Tornado touchdowns were reported near St. James and Lake Crystal Thursday afternoon.
    
The National Weather Service says a tornado also was confirmed near Madelia.
    
Another tornado was reported around 8 p.m. near Gaylord (GAY'-lerd), but the weather service say no damage or injuries are reported.
    
High winds tore down trees and snapped power poles in Waseca (wah-SEE'-kuh). But the Waseca County sheriff's office reports no injuries.
    
In southeastern Minnesota, a roof was blown off a house 8 miles southeast of Red Wing.
    
Heavy rain also was reported. Nicollet in south-central Minnesota received 2.2 inches of rain Thursday evening.
    
Some street flooding was reported in Burnsville south of Minneapolis.

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