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MN Woman Struck by Lightning During Baseball Game

Updated: 06/02/2014 6:08 AM
Created: 05/31/2014 5:38 PM KAALtv.com

HAM LAKE, Minn. (AP) - A woman is injured after a lightning strike in Anoka County, as heavy storms rumbled across Minnesota.

The woman was at a baseball tournament at Ham Lake Lion's Park when she was hit by lightning in the midafternoon Saturday and taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Kyle Blum, lead dispatcher for Anoka County communications center, tells the Pioneer Press that first responders performed CPR on her and she was taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

The extent of her injuries and condition was not immediately known.

The Star Tribune reports lightning also sparked a house fire in Ham Lake about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Waves of heavy storms rumbled across the state Saturday afternoon, especially in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities.

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A Minnesota woman was struck by lightning while watching a baseball game this afternoon.
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