A line of severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail came through North Dakota and continued into central and northern Minnesota overnight.
The National Weather Service reported 69 mph winds at the Grand Forks Airport at 8 p.m. Monday. KSTP Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow also said Grand Forks had about 3-5 inches of rain in six hours.
Submitted by Kate Renner on Tuesday, July 1st, 6:41 pm
Storms and flooding have caused an estimated $32 million in damage in Minnesota.
On Tuesday, southwest Minnesota got a once over by FEMA and state officials. They are touring damage in Jackson, Nobles, Renville, and Rock counties Wednesday, as well after water caused mud slides, drowned farm land and flooded roads and bridges.
Minnesota elected officials headed out Friday to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton joined Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in assessing damage in southern Minnesota, where many areas have swollen lakes and rivers and flooded fields.