High wind topples 440-foot TV tower in SE Minn.

The PBS affiliate in Austin will be off the air for at least the next few days until repairs can be made, the Daily Herald reports. The KSMQ-TV tower came crashing down as powerful storms moved across the area. Fortunately no injuries are reported.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The PBS affiliate in Austin will be off the air for at least the next few days until repairs can be made, the Daily Herald reports. The KSMQ-TV tower came crashing down as powerful storms moved across the area. Fortunately no injuries are reported.

ABC 6 News notes wind gusts of 60 to 75 miles per hour were reported around our area.

The severe weather also knocked out power in Rochester and other parts of southeastern Minnesota, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin.

KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Next Up

Randy Dobnak

Michael Brantley, Astros pound Twins pitching in series finale

Randy Dobnak's six earned runs was part of a long afternoon.

Seimone Augustus

Lynx to retire jerseys of Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson next season

The former Lynx stars were a key piece of their four WNBA titles.

police tape, crime scene

Rushford police officer fires gun during report of a restraining order violation

The incident occurred on Highway 30 near the Rushford Municipal Airport.

lake water

18-year-old dies from drowning in Quarry Park

The incident is one of several drownings to occur in Minnesota in recent weeks.

Screen Shot 2021-06-13 at 8.28.44 AM

College pitcher from MN gets new prosthetic arm after his was stolen

A tough luck story turned out very positive for the Hawley native.

vaccine, covid

MN saw decline in routine child vaccinations amid pandemic

The CDC study looked at Minnesota and nine other states.

Water

Child hospitalized after drowning in Ham Like

Their current condition is not known.

pontoon

Man dies after falling from pontoon, being swept under boat

Friends believe he struck the motor while under the boat.

William_O'Brien_State_Park_-_panoramio

Man drowns in St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park

It's not clear what caused the 46-year-old to go under.

Related

Violent SE Minn. storm knocks out power, starts fires

A thunderstorm shook southeastern Minnesota early Wednesday morning that whipped up large hail and 60- to 75-mph winds in some areas and littered streets with debris. Lightning sparked at least one house fire in Rochester, where utility crews scrambled to restore power amid scattered outages.

New VA clinic approved for SE Minn.

The Veterans Administration will construct a new community-based outpatient clinic in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Austin Daily Herald. It will provide primary health care services and mental health counseling to area veterans. The tentative opening date is sometime between late 2013 and early 2014.

Authorities recover $500,000 worth of TV tower equipment in Minnesota

The items were stolen from a tower site for KIMT-TV in northern Iowa. Two suspects are also in custody after deputies searched two southern Minnesota homes. Charges are pending as the investigation continues.