Storm knocked down power lines, trees in Minnesota

Published 9:46 am Thursday, July 21, 2016

BEMIDJI — A strong storm with destructive winds has knocked down trees and power lines in Minnesota.

In Duluth, officials advised against travel early Thursday because of dangerous power lines and debris in the streets. Tens of thousands of customers lost power from Duluth to the Twin Cities on what could be the hottest day of the year.

In Beltrami County, crews were out clearing roads of debris. Sirens were sounded early Thursday when the National Weather Service warned of a thunderstorm with winds of up to 80 miles per hour. Sheriff’s officials say they have no reports of serious injuries.

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Authorities urged citizens to take it slow when clearing debris because of the dangerous heat and humidity.