Tornado hits 3 west Minnesota farms, crosses I-94

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DALTON, Minn. (AP) — The National Weather Service reports a powerful tornado has damaged farms and injured at least two people in western Minnesota.

The tornado struck at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Dalton. The weather service says three farmsteads were hit, and one of those farmhouses was flattened. Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says two people were taken to a hospital.

Their conditions were unknown. The tornado crossed Interstate 94 but no vehicles were affected. A National Weather Service staffer is at the scene checking the tornado aftermath, but the tornado is believed to be at least in the EF-3 category, with winds of 136-165 mph.

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