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Published June 19, 2012, 06:10 PM

Strong Storms cause power outages in Twin Cities Metro

Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) - Thousands of Minnesotans are without power today, after storms rolled thru early this morning.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Thousands of Minnesotans are without power today, after storms rolled thru early this morning. Winds gusts topped more than 80-miles an hour. The storm toppled trees, and ripped off shingles and entire roofs. This 40-year old tree was uprooted, and blown into the house. Highs are forecast in the 90's today, with high humidity. Making matters worse, evening thunderstorms are expected.

Tim O’Keefe – Hastings, MN: “There was a dull thud. And I just walked over a few feet, looked out the window and realized there is now a big tree pressing against the house.”

In Apple Valley, a row of power lines were snapped on Pilot Knob Road. At one point, 80-thousand people were without power. It should be restored by 11 o'clock tonight.

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