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BENSON -- A thunderstorm packing rain, hail and strong wind early Friday morning roared through the west central area, including Swift County, damaging many homes, outbuildings and trees.


The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen listed a wind speed of 85 mph at 1:33 a.m. Friday in Benson. The weather service said the city received 1.10 inches of rain.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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