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Strong Storms Roll Across Northern Minnesota

Storm clouds in Forest Lake on Wednesday night - Photo: Courtesy of Tonicia Maleski

More storms rolled across the state Thursday, causing damage and power outages near Brainerd.

The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday. A flash flood warning was also in effect for portions of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties.

Slight Chance of Severe Storms as More Rain Falls

Flooding in Clara City, in western Minnesota. - Photo courtesy of @danschoen54a/Twitter

Some heavy rain moved through the Twin Cities Monday night. Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says the severe weather threat is diminishing as a line of storms west of the Twin Cities moves in.

23K Lose Power as Storms Hit N.D., Minnesota

Cary Schmies snapped this picture around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Duluth as the storm passed through. - Photo: Cary Schmies

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.

Rock County Designated Primary Disaster Zone

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Farmers in four southwestern Minnesota counties are eligible for federal help with crop damage caused by recent heavy rain and hail.

Flood Damage Tally for Minnesota: $32M but Rising

Flooding at Blue Mounds State Park  - Photo: Courtesy of Blue Mounds State Park

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.

Mississippi above Flood Stage in Wabasha, Winona

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The Mississippi River is above flood stage in some southeastern Minnesota communities.          

The river is about a foot over flood stage Monday in Wabasha, which is experiencing some minor flooding. The Mississippi is also above the flood stage downstream in Winona.

Minnesota Expected to Ask for Federal Assistance after Flooding

Flooding caused a portion of County Road 6 in Belle Plaine to collapse. - Photo courtesy of David Hindermann

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.