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July 25, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Gov. Rudy Perpich declared a state of emergency across Minnesota on Friday as residents struggled to clean up after storms that spawned tornadoes and record rain, killing two people and damaging hundreds of homes. Meanwhile, a stifling heat wave blamed for at least seven deaths sent temperatures soaring to record highs from the Rocky Mountains to Maine and trapped so much pollution over the nation's capital that the government warned breathing was "unhealthful."
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December 10, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Minnesota was recovering Monday morning from a winter weekend snowstorm that dumped as much as 15 inches of snow across the state, closing roads and causing hundreds of crashes. Blizzard conditions were so severe that at one point Sunday snowplows were pulled from the roads. Making things even worse for morning commuters, temperatures plunged overnight, turning roads icy. "Temperatures dropped dramatically," Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times on Monday morning.
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September 1, 1989
Thunderstorms battered the north-central part of the nation, flooding streets in northern Minnesota and dumping hail the size of golf balls in North Dakota. More than 9 inches of rain fell at Callaway in northwestern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Nearly 4 1/2 inches was reported at Park Rapids, while 3.25 inches fell at Aitkin and about 2.2 inches at Fargo-Moorhead.
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July 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A tornado struck this southwestern Minnesota town Tuesday night, killing at least one and damaging or destroying dozens of homes and other buildings. Snowplows cleared roads so emergency vehicles could get to the injured. Rescue vehicles from towns in a 40-mile radius were dispatched to the area. A rescue command post was set up at a technical college in town, said City Manager Bill Lavin. A sheriff's dispatcher confirmed one death. No other details were immediately available.
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August 17, 1987 | Associated Press
New thunderstorms hit flood-soaked northeastern Illinois on Sunday, two days after a record downpour caused the Chicago area's second major flood in a year, and hundreds of people remained in shelters. Water receded in some areas to the north and northwest of Chicago, enabling homeowners to start cleaning up mud and repairing damage, officials said. But the western suburbs had to keep bailing out as runoff gorged streams.
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November 28, 1988
A snowstorm hurling blinding winds forced plows off roads and stranded hundreds of travelers in Minnesota, while scattered showers doused much of the nation east of the Mississippi River. The wintry storm dumped heavy snow in central and northeastern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. It left 16 inches at Aitkin, 12 inches at Long Prairie and Bagley and nearly 9 inches at Duluth before moving into Wisconsin. Winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h.
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March 30, 1998 | Associated Press
Tornadoes leveled homes across southern Minnesota on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring more than two dozen. Hardest hit were the towns of St. Peter and Comfrey in southern Minnesota. A hospital said a 6-year-old boy died and that 16 other people from St. Peter were admitted, three in critical condition. Eleven people were taken from Comfrey to a hospital in nearby Springfield.
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July 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A tornado struck this southwestern Minnesota town Tuesday night, killing at least one and damaging or destroying dozens of homes and other buildings. Snowplows cleared roads so emergency vehicles could get to the injured. Rescue vehicles from towns in a 40-mile radius were dispatched to the area. A rescue command post was set up at a technical college in town, said City Manager Bill Lavin. A sheriff's dispatcher confirmed one death. No other details were immediately available.
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March 31, 1998 | From Associated Press
Residents shoveled broken glass and hacked through fallen trees Monday after rare March tornadoes destroyed an estimated 635 homes in southern Minnesota. An 85-year-old man and a 6-year-old boy were killed and 38 people were injured, three critically, in Sunday's violent weather. Over two hours, the tornadoes cut a swath of destruction through nine communities, pulverizing much of St. Peter and Comfrey. It was only the seventh time Minnesota has recorded tornadoes in March.
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June 14, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One spectator was killed and five others were injured Thursday when they were struck by lightning during the U.S. Open at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. The spectators were standing near a tree close to the 11th tee during a delay in the tournament caused by a quick-hitting thunderstorm. "I just felt something and then my legs went entirely numb and I went down," said Glenn Engstrom, 36, who was in stable condition at Ridgeview Medical Center in nearby Waconia.
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October 6, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamie Pilbeam remembers the lawn chairs whizzing past her, like something out of the "Wizard of Oz." It was then she knew this was not just another rain storm. The tornadoes that hit Apple Valley, Minn., that evening were the worst storms to strike the state in years. In a flash, Pilbeam and her friend bolted from their car and ran into the house. "I was dropping off a birthday card and balloon to a kid my family knew," said Pilbeam, a freshman setter for UC Irvine's volleyball team.
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March 31, 1998 | From Associated Press
Residents shoveled broken glass and hacked through fallen trees Monday after rare March tornadoes destroyed an estimated 635 homes in southern Minnesota. An 85-year-old man and a 6-year-old boy were killed and 38 people were injured, three critically, in Sunday's violent weather. Over two hours, the tornadoes cut a swath of destruction through nine communities, pulverizing much of St. Peter and Comfrey. It was only the seventh time Minnesota has recorded tornadoes in March.
NEWS
March 30, 1998 | Associated Press
Tornadoes leveled homes across southern Minnesota on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring more than two dozen. Hardest hit were the towns of St. Peter and Comfrey in southern Minnesota. A hospital said a 6-year-old boy died and that 16 other people from St. Peter were admitted, three in critical condition. Eleven people were taken from Comfrey to a hospital in nearby Springfield.
SPORTS
June 14, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One spectator was killed and five others were injured Thursday when they were struck by lightning during the U.S. Open at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. The spectators were standing near a tree close to the 11th tee during a delay in the tournament caused by a quick-hitting thunderstorm. "I just felt something and then my legs went entirely numb and I went down," said Glenn Engstrom, 36, who was in stable condition at Ridgeview Medical Center in nearby Waconia.
NEWS
March 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Residents and volunteers cleared away the wreckage of homes and businesses Saturday in the wake of tornadoes that killed five people in Tennessee and Kentucky. "All I can remember is rolling over and over and people screaming," Jerry Inman said as he picked through the rubble of his used car business. "I don't know how any of us lived through it." Ten people had sought shelter from the storm in a mobile home that served as Inman's office. A tornado left only the trailer's twisted metal chassis.
NEWS
September 1, 1989
Thunderstorms battered the north-central part of the nation, flooding streets in northern Minnesota and dumping hail the size of golf balls in North Dakota. More than 9 inches of rain fell at Callaway in northwestern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Nearly 4 1/2 inches was reported at Park Rapids, while 3.25 inches fell at Aitkin and about 2.2 inches at Fargo-Moorhead.
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March 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Residents and volunteers cleared away the wreckage of homes and businesses Saturday in the wake of tornadoes that killed five people in Tennessee and Kentucky. "All I can remember is rolling over and over and people screaming," Jerry Inman said as he picked through the rubble of his used car business. "I don't know how any of us lived through it." Ten people had sought shelter from the storm in a mobile home that served as Inman's office. A tornado left only the trailer's twisted metal chassis.
NATIONAL
December 10, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Minnesota was recovering Monday morning from a winter weekend snowstorm that dumped as much as 15 inches of snow across the state, closing roads and causing hundreds of crashes. Blizzard conditions were so severe that at one point Sunday snowplows were pulled from the roads. Making things even worse for morning commuters, temperatures plunged overnight, turning roads icy. "Temperatures dropped dramatically," Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times on Monday morning.
NEWS
November 28, 1988
A snowstorm hurling blinding winds forced plows off roads and stranded hundreds of travelers in Minnesota, while scattered showers doused much of the nation east of the Mississippi River. The wintry storm dumped heavy snow in central and northeastern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. It left 16 inches at Aitkin, 12 inches at Long Prairie and Bagley and nearly 9 inches at Duluth before moving into Wisconsin. Winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h.
NEWS
August 17, 1987 | Associated Press
New thunderstorms hit flood-soaked northeastern Illinois on Sunday, two days after a record downpour caused the Chicago area's second major flood in a year, and hundreds of people remained in shelters. Water receded in some areas to the north and northwest of Chicago, enabling homeowners to start cleaning up mud and repairing damage, officials said. But the western suburbs had to keep bailing out as runoff gorged streams.
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