September severe weather rumbles across Minnesota

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Severe weather rumbled across Minnesota Saturday afternoon and early evening. Storms started in northwest Minnesota and by the end of the evening the threat had moved to extreme southeast Minnesota.

There wasn't a lot in the way of major damage reported, but trees and branches were knocked down in several parts of the state as strong winds and some hail accompanied the storms, the National Weather Service said.

Waseca was one of the hardest hit areas. According to the Waseca County News, the city's police sergeant Scott Girtler said the storm downed trees, power lines, poles and even blew over a tent at a church's fall festival.

According to the report, Girtler said most of the people were evacuated, but a few were trapped under the tent when it was blown over. Girtler said injuries were non-life threatening.

The weather service reports several trees were also knocked down in the Madelia and Mankato areas by strong storms. Storms also knocked down trees near Brainerd.

Near quarter-sized hail was also reported in the Hutchinson area.

The storms have also suspended the Gophers-San Jose State football game in the fourth quarter. It is the first weather delay in the history of TCF Bank Stadium.

The delay at TCF Bank Stadium lasted for around 45 minutes, before the game was allowed to resume

Across town at Target Field, prior to the start of the Twins game the rain came down in sheets.

The heavy rain at Target Field pushed the Twins game back by about an hour.

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