One Dead, At Least Two Injured After Tornado Hits Western MN

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DALTON, Minn. (AP) — One person is dead and at least two injured after the National Weather Service reported a powerful tornado hit Otter Tail County in western Minnesota.

The tornado struck at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Dalton.

The weather service says three farmsteads were hit, and one of those farmhouses was flattened.

Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons confirmed that one person died and two people were taken to a hospital. The conditions of those taken to the hospital were unknown.

The tornado crossed Interstate 94 but no vehicles were affected.

A National Weather Service staffer is at the scene checking the tornado aftermath, but the tornado is believed to be at least in the EF-3 category, with winds of 136-165 mph.

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