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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Severe storms have left damage across Minnesota for the second night in a row.
Person killed in severe storms in western Minnesota
The National Weather Service reports that at least one person has died after severe storms swept through Thursday afternoon.
Officials say one person was killed when a grain bin fell on an occupied car just before 7pm Thursday night. According to the National Weather Service, the incident occurred along 45th Street SE just south of 165 Avenue SE near Blomkest, Minnesota.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office could not provide more details on the incident, but said a press release would be issued.
Destruction of Stevens County
In Stevens County, straight-line winds have caused damage throughout the county. Photos sent to us by Prairie Windchaser show damage to silos, sheds and other outbuildings.
On an Alberta farm, 70-foot-tall grain elevators were destroyed when high winds knocked them off their concrete foundations. An Alberta farm outhouse was also destroyed — about 100 feet from where it was located. Power poles were bent to the ground near Chokio.
Photo by @PrairieWndChsrs. A silo was destroyed by high winds in Stevens County, western Minnesota. (Nick & Amanda Elms)
Stevens County Sheriff Jason Dingman told FOX 9 that no injuries had been reported as of 9 p.m., but widespread power outages were reported.
In Morris, the bowling alley and the John Deere dealership were roof-blown.
Straight winds cross Highway 10 in Becker
Videos shared on FOX 9 show the leading edge of the straight-line winds of the storm approaching from the west on Highway 10. In Becker.
Storms are pushing into Minnesota from South Dakota
Storms and reported tornadoes caused damage in western Minnesota as strong storms rolled in from South Dakota through Thursday night.
A wall of clouds and dust could be seen in an image taken by Rayce Monahan over South Dakota early Thursday evening. Shawn Hinnant also captured video of similar scenes over Sioux Falls, South Dakota.