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Severe storms sweep into Twin Cities area

A line of thunderstorms that moved into the Twin Cities this evening features winds of up to 60 miles per hour and half-dollar-sized hail, along with lightning and heavy downpours.
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A line of thunderstorms that moved into the Twin Cities this evening features winds of up to 60 miles per hour and half-dollar-sized hail, along with lightning and heavy downpours.

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