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Minnesota storms bring tornado, golf-ball sized hail

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Jun 18, 2012 at 6:45 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Thunderstorms damaged barns, blew out power and brought golf-ball sized hail in southern Minnesota.
 
National Weather Service Jacob Beitlich says storms Sunday and into early Monday brought a report of a tornado touchdown in Traverse County but no major damage was reported.
 
He says straight-line winds brought gusts of around 75 miles an hour in Swift and Meeker counties, causing some damage to farm buildings.
 
No one was reported injured.
 
Hail the size of golf balls and some 2-inches in diameter were reported in Le Sueur, Rice and Goodhue counties but no major damage was reported.
 
Officials along the Cannon and Little Cannon Rivers are monitoring levels but they were not expected as high as last week.
 
Temporary power outages were also reported in central Minnesota. 

Here in St. Cloud we saw thunder, lightning and rain, but no damage.

The St. Cloud Airport picked up 37-hundreths of an inch of rain Sunday. That brings the monthly total to one-point-65 inches--or about two-thirds of an inch below normal.

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