Severe storms knock out power, topple trees

Published 10:56 am Monday, June 20, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Severe storms brought damaging winds and large hail to parts of Minnesota.

Hot and humid weather Sunday gave way to powerful storms that toppled trees and power lines. Authorities say some roads were impassable in Crow Wing County where large hail also fell.

The National Weather Service says the storm Sunday night ripped a roof off a shed in the Stearns County community of Cold Spring. In Minneapolis, two cars were crushed by a tree that fell near Lake Calhoun. One of four people in the car suffered injuries.

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Thousands of Minnesota Power customers lost service when storms blew through. About a thousand customers remained without power Monday morning.

Spotters reported funnel clouds in Pope and Chippewa counties, although there were no reports of widespread damage or injuries.