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PHOTOS: The day after the big storm in west central Minnesota

A look at the aftermath of the May 12, 2022, storm in west central Minnesota.

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People clean up debris from a fallen tree along Old Mill Road outside Spicer the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022. Strong thunderstorms battered the region early Thursday evening, causing property damage and downed power lines. Xcel Energy estimates power restoration in the affected area near Spicer to take place at midnight, May 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Metal roofing hangs on power lines in downtown Kerkhoven the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022.
Metal roofing hangs on power lines in downtown Kerkhoven the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
BNSF Railway employees work to pull train cars back onto the tracks just east of Pennock the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022, after strong winds the night before derailed a series of train cars.
BNSF Railway employees work to pull train cars back onto the tracks just east of Pennock the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022, after strong winds Thursday night derailed a series of train cars.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Shawn Finstrom fixes the sign of Lamecker's General Store in downtown Kerkhoven the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022. Heavy winds associated with a storm Thursday evening caused structure damage throughout the region.
Shawn Finstrom fixes the sign of Lamecker's General Store in downtown Kerkhoven the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022. Heavy winds associated with a storm Thursday evening caused structure damage throughout the region.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
John Zvorak of Otter Tail Power Company removes branches from power lines in Murdock the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022.
John Zvorak of Otter Tail Power Company removes branches from power lines in Murdock the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022. The trees were damaged during Thursday night's storm.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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A tree rests on downed power lines at the corner of Schaaf Street and Clara Avenue in Murdock on the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022, following strong thunderstorms Thursday night.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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People clean up debris from a fallen tree along Old Mill Road outside Spicer on the morning of Friday, May 13, 2022. Strong thunderstorms battered the region early Thursday evening, causing property damage and downed power lines. Xcel Energy estimated power restoration in the affected area near Spicer by late Friday or early Saturday.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A woman surveys damage to a silo at a farm outside Blomkest Friday, May 13, 2022. Strong winds associated with a storm Thursday evening caused damage throughout the region.
A woman surveys damage Friday morning, May 13, 2022, at a farm northeast of Blomkest, Minnesota, where a man was killed when strong winds blew a grain bin over.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Pieces of insulation sit snagged in the brush along U.S. Highway 12 just west of Murdock on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Pieces of insulation sit snagged in the brush along U.S. Highway 12 just west of Murdock on Friday, May 13, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A metal building sits heavily damaged north of Murdock on Friday, May 13, 2022, following heavy storms in the region the evening prior.
A metal building sits heavily damaged north of Murdock on Friday, May 13, 2022, following heavy storms Thursday night in the region.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A building sits with heavy damage along Highway 12 just west of Murdock on Friday, May 13, 2022, following severe weather that rolled through the region Thursday evening.
A building sits with heavy damage along U.S. Highway 12 just west of Murdock on Friday, May 13, 2022, following severe weather that rolled through the region Thursday evening.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Lightning strikes illuminate the sky over the Middle Fork Crow River near Spicer the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2022. The storm brought down trees and infrastructure, causing multi-hour power outages in the area.
Lightning strikes illuminate the sky over the Middle Fork Crow River near Spicer the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2022. The storm brought down trees and infrastructure, causing multi-hour power outages in the region.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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A BNSF Railway train was blown off of its track by high winds Thursday evening, May 12, 2022, a couple of miles east of Pennock, Minnesota.
Donna Middleton / Tribune photo
A large pine tree fell in the front yard of this home at the corner of Gilman Avenue and Fifth Street East in Litchfield.
A large pine tree lies in the front yard of this home Friday, May 13, 2022, at the corner of Gilman Avenue and Fifth Street East in Litchfield after storms Thursday night.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
A tree fell between the P.J. Casey Council 2029 on Gilman Avenue in Litchfield.
The P. J. Casey 2029 clubhouse and garage on Gilman Avenue in Litchfield is shown Friday, May 13, 2022, after a tree fell and damaged the property during storms Thursday.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
A large deciduous tree that fell on top of a fence and across the street on Litchfield Avenue North in Litchfield.
A large tree lies on a fence and across North Litchfield Avenue on Friday, May 13, 2022, between Fourth Street East and Fifth Street East in Litchfield.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
A large portion of a flat roof that blew off a building and fell into the parking lot.
A large portion of the flat roof of Rare Earth Coatings blew off in Thursday's storm and fell into the parking lot on South Gilman Avenue in Litchfield, shown here Friday, May 13, 2022.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
A tree fell between two houses on Lake Ripley Drive in Litchfield.
A tree that fell between two houses in Thursday's storm, causing damage to both on Lake Ripley Drive in Litchfield, is shown Friday, May 13, 2022.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
A tree fell onto a garage causing damage on South Sibley Avenue in Litchfield.
A tree fell in Thursday's storm and damaged a garage shown Friday, May 13, 2022,on South Sibley Avenue in Litchfield.
Jennifer Kotila / West Central Tribune
More weather stories:
"Last year at this time, when we already were watching the U.S. Drought Monitor turn redder and redder every week, we would have danced with joy to see even one of the storms we've had this year. But right now, at this minute, can it please stop?"

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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