Weather Forecast

This photo shows the ground covered in hail Saturday in a yard in Clara City. Storm sirens were activated in the city several times, but funnels sighted were believed to be cold-weather funnels. (Submitted photo courtesy of Kate DuHoux)

Tornado east of Milan, Minn., damages farm; thunderstorm produces several funnels


WILLMAR -- A Saturday afternoon thunderstorm produced numerous funnel clouds and one tornado that touched down and damaged a farm between Milan and Big Bend. No injuries were reported.

A Chippewa County Sheriff's Office dispatcher said the first call was received at 3:11 p.m. Saturday.

"There were funnel clouds all over,'' the dispatcher said Sunday, but the only touchdown occurred at the farm where a barn and granaries were damaged.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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