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Published July 05, 2011, 08:30 AM

Storms put damper on holiday in southeast ND

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Strong storms put a damper on the Fourth of July holiday for many people in southeastern North Dakota. Rural homes in the Mapleton and Grandin areas suffered major damage. A weather spotter reported a funnel cloud in the area but the National Weather Service did not immediately confirm a tornado.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Strong storms put a damper on the Fourth of July holiday for many people in southeastern North Dakota.

Rural homes in the Mapleton and Grandin areas suffered major damage. A weather spotter reported a funnel cloud in the area but the National Weather Service did not immediately confirm a tornado. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The Forum newspaper reports that tornado warnings set off sirens in the Fargo-Moorhead area Monday night. The annual fireworks display at Minnesota State University Moorhead was canceled.

Mapleton storm damage from FCC Interactive on Vimeo.

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