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Tornadoes in Minnesota, but no damage

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May 9, 2014 at 5:28 am

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.

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, but the weather service say no damage or injuries are reported.

High winds tore down trees and snapped power poles in Waseca. 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.

No severe weather was reported in the St. Cloud area, but the city did pick up .88 of an inch of rain Thursday. 

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