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Mpls. Police: 1 dead after tornado hits

MINNEAPOLIS (KSTP) -- Minneapolis Police tell our ABC affiliate, KSTP that one person has died after storms hit the North Minneapolis area Sunday afternoon.

Storms hit the west metro Sunday afternoon and quickly made their way through the Minneapolis area, with reported tornado touchdowns in North Minneapolis.

Meteorologist Patrick Hammer reports the apparent tornado ran a three mile path and was around a quarter mile in width.


MINNEAPOLIS (KSTP) -- A severe storm has roared through the Twin Cities, toppling huge trees and spreading debris over highways, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or major structural damage, according to our ABC affiliate, KSTP.

Several tornados were reported by trained weather spotters to the National Weather Service starting about 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The strength of those tornados wasn't immediately clear.

The storms hit the western edge of the Twin Cities then moved northeast, leaving debris across Interstate 394 and Highway 100 and reports of a funnel cloud near Forest Lake northeast of St. Paul.

Trees were ripped from the ground in several north Minneapolis neighborhoods, including 12 to 18-inch limbs in Theodore Wirth Park. There were also reports of damage to Brooklyn Center, Blaine and Fridley.

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