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Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Winds from Monday’s storm took down a tall 100-year-old evergreen tree outside of Jean’s The Right Plant Place, snapping the trunk and toppling it onto a garage at Peloquin Beck. Otter Tail Power Company re-moved the tree on Tuesday.

Late summer storm leaves its mark on the area

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Perham found itself in the center of a late summer storm on Monday evening, with strong straight-line winds and mid-sized hail creating white-out conditions through the city.

The National Weather Service was reporting strong rotations capable of producing a tornado between 7 and 8 p.m. and was warning Perham area residents to take immediate shelter. Dent and Richville were also mentioned as areas at high risk of tornadic activity.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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