Probably more trees down than people in Vernon Center, Minn. storm

In Vernon Center, Minn., there are likely more downed trees than there are people after Monday morning's storms and high winds swept through the state.

Hardly a yard was spared from wind damage in the Blue Earth County city with a population of 332, which is located about 20 miles south of Mankato. A piece of roof even blew from 50 yards away and came crashing down on 4 vehicles. Plus, an 8,000 pound fertilizer tank was knocked over by intense winds that gusted from 55 to 76 miles per hour in some areas of the state. Luckily, the tank was empty.


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