Bemidji, MN  (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks has confirmed a  tornado touched down in NW Minnesota Wednesday morning.

The agency says the EF-1 twister formed around 6:15 AM when a line of thunderstorm moved across the region. The twister touched down near Bemidji State University and was on the ground for seven-tenths of a mile. It was measured at 200 yards wide and had an estimated peak wind of 100 mph.

Beltrami County EM
Beltrami County EM

The NWS says the twister snapped or uprooted numerous trees, lifted a garage off its foundation and damaged roofs and windows on a number of homes and buildings.

Straight-line winds also caused scattered damage in the Bemidji area.

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