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This morning's storm uprooted this tree on 4th Street NW in Perham. The storm cut power to most of downtown, and left residents with the task of cleaning up their yards. Sam Benshoof/FOCUS

Heavy storm downs trees in Perham, cuts power

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A powerful storm that passed through the area early Tuesday morning left trees down in yards throughout Perham.

The National Weather Service (NWS) estimates that winds ranging from 60 to 70 mph hit the region around 7 a.m., knocking out power for most of downtown Perham. Power was restored a little after 8:30 a.m.

The storm tracked from west of Fargo, through Detroit Lakes and Frazee and into Perham, said NWS Meteorologist Jim Kaiser.

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