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Couple unhurt as tornado passes over farm, damages crops, trees, structures

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local Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Ivan and Della Underland were in the basement about to hide under their pool table when they realized Friday night's tornado had already passed them by.

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"We watched the funnel cloud go to the east of us," Della said. "We were pretty shook up for a while, but I guess we are okay."

Neither was hurt, but the place their son, Steve, owns where they live along the 5200 block of 22nd Street Southwest in rural Willmar was damaged. An empty grain bin was blown down, many trees were down or uprooted and there is serious damage to the surround crop fields.

The house and garage had window and door damage, she said. "The house looks like mud."

The power was out and lines were across the road, Della said. Kandiyohi Coop Electric crews were working to repair the damaged lines.

Read more in Saturday's West Central Tribune.

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