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Update: Gov. Dayton visits Litchfield to see storm damage, heads now to Watkins

Update 1 p.m.: LITCHFIELD -- Gov. Mark Dayton visited Litchfield today to meet with community members and a tour of the town to assess storm damage there. The governor met with community leaders and members at the Litchfield Fire Department. He i...

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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 1 p.m.: 

LITCHFIELD -- Gov. Mark Dayton visited Litchfield today to meet with community members and a tour of the town to assess storm damage there.

The governor met with community leaders and members at the Litchfield Fire Department.

He is scheduled to visit Watkins later this afternoon.

 

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Update 9 a.m.: Gov. Dayton to visit Litchfield and Watkins today to assess storm damage

LITCHFIELD -- Gov. Mark Dayton will visit Litchfield and Watkins today to meet with members of the two communities as they recover from tornadoes that struck Monday.

The governor will be at the Litchfield Fire Department at noon. The community meeting will be followed by an assessment of the storm damage in town.

Dayton will arrive in Watkins at 1:15 p.m. for a meeting at the Watkins City Hall, followed by a tour to assess the storm damage.

The two cities were among those hit the hardest by severe storms that rolled across the state Monday afternoon. The tornadoes that struck Litchfield and Watkins were rated EF-2, or significant in strength, by the National Weather Service.

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