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More widespread wind damage accompanied a long line of storms last night. The storms entered northeastern Minnesota late evening of July 20th and exited into eastern Wisconsin after 5:00 am today.

Damage was reported from the Canadian border to the Brainerd Lakes area and east across northern Wisconsin. There are reports of tress down and power outages across much of the northland.

Initial damage assessments indicate that the areas worst hit include the Winton area, the Duluth area, Aitkin and  Hill City.  High winds also hit Ely, MN and areas in northwestern Wisconsin, including  the Hayward and Washburn areas. Power has been out to a large part of the Duluth area. According to Minnesota Power, some areas may be without power over the weekend.

Winds were measured at 100 mph in downtown Duluth and measured at 103 mph in the ship canal by a 700 foot freighter.

This information will be updated and information added to during the next few days.


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