National Weather Service confirms tornado went through Atwater, Grove City in rural Minnesota

The tornado was on the ground for more than 11 miles.
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A tornado is to blame for substantial damage caused Friday around 6:45 p.m. in the towns of Atwater and Grove City, Minnesota. 

An assessment conducted Saturday by the National Weather Service showed that a small twister with winds of 80 mph touched down one mile west of Atwater and traveled on the ground for 11.2 miles, going through Grove City before finally lifting three miles northwest of Litchfield. 

At its peak it was 300 yards wide. 

Winds of 80 mph qualify the tornado as an EF-0, the weakest kind of tornado, although still very capable of producing damage, as seen in the photo gallery below. 

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