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Tornado touches down in Park Rapids, MN leaving damage to buildings

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 10:57 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a tornado touched down in Park Rapids, MN on Saturday night. There were no injuries reported and there was only damage to local buildings.

“Coming over here and seeing the damage, it was isolated to this area which we’re grateful for because I’m glad that it hit our building at night not during the day, during services and it really didn’t, it seems it didn’t effect any residences.” said Jeff Lange, the lead pastor at Faithbridge Church.

Part of the roof of the church was removed during the storm and caused extensive water damage. Metal was strewn to the side as if were made of paper.

“And you know, buildings can be rebuilt, and but just good that everybody was safe.” said Jason Jalbert, owner of the Park Rapids Ford.

According to the Grand Forks National Weather Service office, this was the only confirmed tornado in their area and they are currently investigating the damage.

Photos were sent to us showing incredible damage to the Park Rapids Ford dealership and the Faithbridge Church.

The Park Rapids Ford dealership was damaged in Saturday's tornado.
The Park Rapids Ford dealership was damaged in Saturday's tornado.(Mary & Steve McLimans)

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