3 injuries reported as violent storms batter Minnesota

Damaging winds were widespread across Minnesota on Tuesday.
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Widespread wind damage has been reported across Minnesota after severe storms with damaging winds blew through Tuesday afternoon. 

Hardest hit appears to be the Geneva area in southern Minnesota, where trees and power lines were downed, a turkey barn was destroyed and three people were injured, according to multiple reports. 

KAAL reports that the three injuries occurred when winds tipped a trailer over. The extent of their injuries is unknown. 

"Power lines are across some roads and affected roads will be barricaded soon," the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook. "This is a very dangerous situation and unless you live in the area, please stay away for your safety."

There was also a concerning report in northern Minnesota, where a boat reportedly capsized on Lake Vermilion, though search teams ultimately found that report was unfounded.

An official report from the National Weather Service confirmed "multiple trees uprooted across town" in Hutchinson, in addition to large branches down on houses. Damage was concentrated to downtown areas and the south side of town. 

The Hutchinson Airport recorded a wind gust of 69 mph. 

According to Crow River Media, Hwy. 15 south of Hutchinson was closed for a couple of hours after a semi-tractor trailer was tipped over by the storm's strong winds. 

Trees were also reported down in Glencoe, which is just east of Hutchinson. One report just outside of Glencoe said a tree was snapped off about 12 feet off the ground with its branches burning on power lines. 

Other storm reports. 

  • Hail the size of golf balls in Alexandria. 
  • Quarter-sized hail and a wind gust of 65 mph in Pierz.
  • Wind gust of 60 mph in St. Cloud. 
  • Sheet metal blown off a shed three miles west of Ogilvie. 
  • Trees and power lines down southwest of Cambridge. 
  • Half-dollar-sized hail in St. Francis. 
  • Semi blown over on Hwy. 19 near Gibbon in south-central Minnesota. 

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