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Hail, high winds rumble through region overnight, downing trees in Fargo

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Baseball-sized hail in Crystal, N.D. Special to Forum News Service.

Storms rolled over the region overnight Wednesday, July 20, leaving damage and power outages along the way.

Trees were down Thursday morning throughout the area.

Winds reached 70 to 80 mph in some parts of North Dakota and western Minnesota.
A tornado on the ground was reported near Minot, N.D.

Other areas reported hail.

A photo sent in by a WDAY/WDAZ viewer in Crystal, N.D., showed hail nearly the size of a baseball.


The most severe damage is in Beltrami County, Minn.

Emergency managers there say much of the city of Bemidji is experiencing power outages, and some roads are still blocked.

City workers have been working overnight, using snow plows to clear the debris from dozens, or possibly hundreds, of downed trees.

Debris was flung "like a missile' into the side of a building and into a jet ski.

Emergency management also got a report of a plane flipped over at Bemidji Regional Airport.
No injuries have been reported after that thunderstorm.

Otter Tail County (Minn.) Sheriff Todd Glander said there was a report of trees falling near a house on  the east side of Height of Land Lake, about 13 miles east of Detroit Lakes. The house’s roof was reported gone at around 4 a.m. A tree fell on a mobile home on the property and power lines were down.

He said there were also several reports of trees falling on houses in Detroit Lakes, as well as reports of downed power lines on county roads and boats being blown away from docks.




A tree sits in the road after being knocked down by wind in North Fargo.

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