Bemidji, MN  (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks has confirmed a  tornado touched down in NW Minnesota Wednesday morning.

The agency says the EF-1 twister formed around 6:15 AM when a line of thunderstorm moved across the region. The twister touched down near Bemidji State University and was on the ground for seven-tenths of a mile. It was measured at 200 yards wide and had an estimated peak wind of 100 mph.

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The NWS says the twister snapped or uprooted numerous trees, lifted a garage off its foundation and damaged roofs and windows on a number of homes and buildings.

Straight-line winds also caused scattered damage in the Bemidji area.

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