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Minnesota Storms Damage Grain Elevator

Old grain elevator on U.S. Highway 12 in Kandiyohi caused two bins to crumble and fall

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The National Weather Service reported high wind gusts early Monday morning in Minnesota's Kandiyohi and Swift counties as a few rounds of thunderstorms moved through the area, reports West Central Tribune.

The most significant damage in Kandiyohi took place at the old grain elevator right on U.S. Highway 12. The winds caused two of the bins to crumble and fall against the main elevator building.

Kandiyohi Mayor Gordy Woltjer said the bins had already been in a precarious state, being held up by the catwalk at the top. The bins were to be taken down Monday morning, to make sure they wouldn't fall further and block the railroad tracks.

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