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Tornado damages farm buildings near Kiester


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A line of storms triggered tornado warnings and dumped heavy rain as it rumbled down the Interstate 90 corridor across far southern Minnesota.

The Star Tribune reports a tornado destroyed some farm buildings near Kiester on Friday, while toppled trees and water blocked several Faribault County roads, as well as a railroad crossing in Kiester. Power outages were reported in Kiester and Bricelyn.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for southeastern Minnesota on Friday evening. It says sustained winds up to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph were expected for an hour or two after the rain ended.

The weather service posted flash flood warnings for Nobles County and neighboring Jackson Counties Friday afternoon.

Strong chances of showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the entire state Saturday through Sunday.

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