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Published July 12, 2011, 12:43 PM

Storm damage reports mount in southeast ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Damage reports are mounting from strong storms Sunday night in southeastern North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Damage reports are mounting from strong storms Sunday night in southeastern North Dakota.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that law enforcement confirmed a tornado near Ashley that toppled a barn. The National Weather Service says law enforcement also confirmed tornadoes on the ground at Oakes, Monango and near Napoleon.

A grain elevator in Monango lost part of a roof. A farm and dog kennel south of Napoleon suffered heavy damage. WDAY-TV reports that the Oakes airport also was severely damaged. The Forum reports other damage in the two towns, as well as in Ellendale, Forbes and Fullerton.

There also were numerous reports of downed trees and damaged crops and grain bins in the region, along with widespread power outages.

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