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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The tarmac at the Rochester Airport turned into a parking lot Wednesday evening.

It appears at least a half-dozen flights were diverted from the Twin Cities Airport to Rochester because of weather conditions in the early evening.  Rochester International Airport spokeswoman Tiana O'Connor provided KROC News with a photo that shows 7 commercial aircraft parked on the tarmac at RST around 7 PM waiting for clearance to resume their flights to MSP. It's not known how many passengers were affected.

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National Weather Service radar showed an isolated thunderstorm moved over the Twin Cities Airport between 6 and 7 PM.  There were reports of wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour around 6:15.  The same line of storms was blamed for downed trees in Northfield, Farmington, and Minneapolis.

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The Ultimate 2021 Summer-Fun Guide For Southeast Minnesota

After the bummer summer that was 2020, you and the family are sure to be searching for plenty of fun events that will get you outside and enjoying the Minnesota summer sun!

Below you will find The Ultimate 2021 Summer-Fun Guide for Southeast Minnesota! All of the biggest events that our area has to offer. If we missed one, let us know on our app today!