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The April 12 EF2 tornado leveled or severely damaged nearly every structure in town, resulting in about $1.5 million in damage.
Due to the lethal nature of heat on all-important corn pollination, temperatures reaching triple digits in some parts of the state have farmers worried. However, a combination of later planting this year and manageable temperatures at night leave some room for optimism.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, changed the formula for disaster payments for above-normal livestock losses to reflect truer values of baby calves and other animals, in the wake of the April 2022 “Blizzard Haley” storm complex that hit North Dakota. The previous administration had administratively in 2020 added a "bottom-tier" of payment for baby calves that undervalued the animals.
Strong storms possible across northern Minnesota

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Two strong thunderstorms moved across northern North Dakota on Monday night.
Some of the storms could become strong to severe.
Data from the National Centers for Environmental Information shows that in recent years, billion-dollar disasters are occurring at a more frequent pace.
Two rounds of storms moved through the Red River Valley Sunday, July 10.
We have had a wide range of temperatures on Independence Day, ranging from the upper 90s to the mid 30s. Some years were also a lot wetter than others.
Morning thundershowers will give way to increasing heat and humidity in the afternoon, June 29. Thunderstorms may develop in the evening and become severe with damaging wind and large hail as the primary threats.

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With the potential for more heavy rain Friday night, the mayor said emergency personnel were in the process of recommending others in the city to consider leaving their at-risk homes. The sheriff’s office also advised those who’ve left their homes to avoid returning to them until it is safe to do so, and the public was also asked to stay away from the Randall area so emergency personnel could do their jobs effectively.
Strong thunderstorms forming in the warm and humid air ahead of this front will be capable of hail, strong wind gusts, and even a tornado or two this afternoon. This evening, the scattered storms will eventually form into a line which will move through eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
A low pressure system moving through the Dakotas, Minnesota and Nebraska met a cold front and sparked thunderstorms.

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