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Authorities: 1 dead after tornado hits western Minnesota

Tornado in western Minnesota, courtesy of Paige Fode-KTTC
Looking east from I-94 near Otter Tail County border. Tornado near Dalton, Minn. Wednesday evening. Photo courtesy of Paige Fode

DALTON, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a powerful tornado damaged farms and left one person dead in western Minnesota as severe storms moved across parts of the Midwest.

The National Weather Service says the tornado struck at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Dalton. Three farmsteads were hit, and one of those farmhouses was flattened.

Otter Tail County says two people were taken to a hospital and one fatality was confirmed, but details weren't immediately released.

The weather service says the tornado crossed Interstate 94 but no vehicles were affected. Other possible tornado activity was reported in Colorado as well as parts of Nebraska and Illinois.

Associated Press

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