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Tornado victims meet, still working to recover

Last May's tornado that struck north Minneapolis was one of the most devastating natural disaster's in state history. Saturday residents met to tackle issues that remain unsettled, including housing concerns and mental health.
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Last May's tornado that struck north Minneapolis was one of the most devastating natural disaster's in state history. Saturday residents met to tackle issues that remain unsettled, including housing concerns and mental health.

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North Minneapolis tornado repair bill about $25 million so far

More than $25 million has been spent so far fixing up the roughly 3,600 homes and businesses damaged in the devastating tornado. Right now the city is trying to contact the hundreds of homeowners who still have damage to their property to ensure they're ready for winter.

NWS: Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m.

Spotters say a tornado touched down briefly near Glenwood this evening. Parts of southwest, west central and central Minnesota are under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Tuesday. Large hail and damaging winds are possible.

Cost of north Minneapolis tornado estimated at $80 million

The tornado that swept through north Minneapolis a year ago Tuesday damaged thousands of homes and businesses. It also dented pocketbooks. When the costs to homeowners, taxpayers, insurance companies, and charitable groups are totaled, the Star Tribune estimates the price tag came to $80 million.

Southern Minnesota hit with tornado, heavy rain

A line of storms pushed across southern Minnesota Friday. The Star Tribune reports one tornado destroyed some farm buildings, toppled trees and knocked out power near Kiester. The National Weather Service says another round of thunderstorms is possible Saturday through Sunday.

Storm system brings rain, wind, hail, tornadoes ... and snow?

The same storm system that brought deadly tornadoes to Oklahoma left Minnesota soggy but uninjured. Spotters reported seeing several funnel clouds in the air and a couple of tornadoes apparently touched down in southern Minnesota. In the northland, the storm will produce overnight snow, with up to six inches possible in some areas.