121 mph winds in Donaldson, Minn., appear to shatter state record

September 2, 2011 at 9:25 am in Grand Forks Herald

Strong winds early Thursday caused extensive damage to town’s grain elevator, trees, power polesA powerful storm system that swept through the northern Red River Valley early Thursday caused “extreme” damage in Donaldson, Minn., as winds well over 100 mph snapped power poles and tossed parts of the local grain elevator onto nearby U.S. Highway 75.
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