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A severe thunderstorm complex packing damaging straight-line winds swept across northern Minnesota on July 5th, beginning in the afternoon and ending late in the evening. Damage from the severe thunderstorm winds were reported all along the path of the storm, but the hardest hit areas were Deer River in Itasca County and the Island Lake area just north of Duluth. A private weather station in Normana Township north of Duluth recorded a 71 mph wind gust.

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