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The area north of Danube along Renville County Road 1 shows the effects of Friday's tornado-producing storm. In addition to damage to homes and trees, there was crop damage. Ag officials estimate 20,000 acres of crops were damaged. Grain bins, machine sheds and hog barns also were damaged. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

20,000 acres of crops damaged in Renville County, Minn.

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WILLMAR -- Farm Service Agency officials estimate that 20,000 acres of crops were damaged by the hail and high winds that tracked across Renville County in Friday's storms.

Byron Hogberg, Farm Service Agency executive director in Renville County, said that worst of the damage was north of U.S. Highway 212, in an area south of Bird Island and in selected pockets south of Highway 212.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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