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July 14, 2016
Several homes and garages on Fourth Street in Watkins were completely damaged from the Monday night storm, almost unrecognizable the morning after. (Gretchen Brown / Tribune)
Emergency fund launched for Meeker County tornado recovery
July 14, 2016 - 12:20am
Gov. Mark Dayton, right, and Sen. Scott Newman hear the stories Wednesday of the Marquardt and Kusler families', whose homes in Litchfield were hit hard by Monday's storms. (Brian Edwards / Tribune)play button
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday's storms, thankful no lives were lost
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton talks with community members in Litchfield Wednesday afternoon. Dayton visited Litchfield and Watkins today to talk with residents and survey damage from Monday's storm in the respective towns. Tribune photo / Brian Edwards
Update: Gov. Dayton visits Litchfield to see storm damage, heads now to Watkins
July 13, 2016 - 9:56am
Brian Edwards / Tribune
The home of the Scott Marquardt family in Litchfield had most of its roof torn off as a result of Monday's tornado, and the garage was completely blown away.
Cleanup begins in Litchfield
July 13, 2016 - 2:00am
A trailer home in Litchfield appeared to have rolled nearly 30 feet as a result of a tornado passing through the area on Monday. (Brian Edwards / Tribune)
Litchfield, Watkins tornadoes are both rated EF-2
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
People worked with chainsaws Tuesday morning to cut a tree into pieces and move it along Meeker Avenue in Watkins. One tree was completely uprooted by Monday evening's storm across this front yard. (Gretchen Brown / Tribune)
Watkins residents look toward recovery
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 12, 2016
Emergency crews remove debris Monday in Litchfield after a tornado moved through the area. (Jake Schultz / Tribune)
Update: Three tornadoes damage and destroy dozens of homes and buildings in Meeker County
July 12, 2016 - 12:31pm
July 11, 2016
Video of tornado damage in LItchfield
July 11, 2016 - 10:58pm
Videos posted of July 11's Litchfield-Watkins tornadoes
July 11, 2016 - 10:34pm
Update: Reported tornadoes hit Litchfield and Watkins Monday evening
July 11, 2016 - 8:08pm
June 21, 2016
Teenager hit by tree in Boundary Waters still in critical condition
June 21, 2016 - 10:26pm
June 19, 2016
Noelle Bastian of Pequot Lakes submitted this photo of hail Sunday night.
Severe storms spawn tornado warnings, softball-size hail
June 19, 2016 - 10:47pm
June 14, 2016
Traffic on U.S. Highway 12 muddled through another late afternoon downpour that brought Tuesday’s rainfall in Willmar at 5 p.m. to about one inch. Unconfirmed reports in east Willmar indicated there was up to 3 inches of rain around 8 p.m. Tuesday. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Tornadoes touch down in northeast South Dakota, southern and western Minnesota
June 14, 2016 - 11:14pm
This photo, submitted by Lori Hall, an off-duty 911 dispatcher in Baker, MontANA, shows a tornado that swept through part of Baker, a southeast Montana town,  Saturday night. (LORI HALL | SUBMITTED)
Baker tornado matches Montana’s strongest ever
June 14, 2016 - 5:30am
May 25, 2016
Video image of what appears to be a funnel cloud.
Possible tornado reported in central Minnesota
May 25, 2016 - 4:50pm