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Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Elysian Monday

A survey team says the storm produced winds up to 85 miles per hour, putting it in the weakest category of tornadoes. Reports that the storm blew roofs off buildings proved to be false and officials say the damage in Le Sueur County was not as bad as feared.
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A survey team says the storm produced winds up to 85 miles per hour, putting it in the weakest category of tornadoes. Reports that the storm blew roofs off buildings proved to be false and officials say the damage in Le Sueur County was not as bad as feared.

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