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Deadly tornadoes tear up Minnesota

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 18 June 2010

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ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – An emergency official says a third death has been confirmed in a series of tornadoes that tore through Minnesota.Freeborn County’s Emergency Management Director Mark Roche says one person was killed at a farm in southern Minnesota when the tornadoes struck Thursday night.Roche estimates that up to nine tornadoes churned along an 18- to 20-mile (29- to 32-kilometer) path in rural parts of the county. He says the tornadoes damaged 40 to 60 farms, but spared communities.An elderly woman was killed when a twister wiped out her home near Almora in Otter Tail County, in northwestern Minnesota. Farther north, officials say a man was killed when a tornado destroyed a gas station. (AP)

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