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SEVERE WEATHER

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 line of storms struck the region starting Monday evening. The next chance for rain looks like Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.
A woman, who was also in the camper, was taken to the hospital.
With the full extent of damage still unknown, Sholly said it’s unclear when the park may reopen.

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A weather phenomenon known as a derecho unleashed damaging wind storms across the region last week. Not only is this massive wind storm relatively rare, but it is unusual for it to form so early in the season.
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The first round of severe weather struck Verndale around 8 p.m. A tornado watch remains in effect until midnight Thursday.
Thousands remained with out power Thursday

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