Strong winds down trees and power lines in central MN

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Strong winds uprooted a tree in Elk River, MN on Saturday evening. Photo Courtesy: Jill Burggraff

Severe storms tore through central Minnesota and the north metro area Saturday night.

Strong gusts of more than 40 miles per hour tour down trees and power lines

Dispatch officials at the Anoka County and Chisago County sheriff’s offices said crews responded to dozens of reports of downed power lines.

Aitkin County also saw minor flooding from heavy rains, according to dispatch officials.