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Timber is scattered Tuesday across the grounds of this residence in Swift County. Submitted photo

Tornado rips through new home, barns in Swift Falls

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SWIFT FALLS -- A new home and two turkey barns were destroyed late Tuesday afternoon when a funnel cloud skipped through the Swift Falls area, according to residents reached by telephone.

Electrical power was out in the tiny community. The Swift County Sheriff's Office had barricaded access to town as efforts were made to assure the safety of residents amid a scene of downed trees and damaged homes.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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