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Thunderstorm causes damage in Swift County, Minn., west central area

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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.

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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.
(320) 894-9750
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