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Heavy equipment operators' services were necessary to lift fallen trees off Park Rapids homes Tuesday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado struck Park Rapids

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado packing wind speeds of 105 mph hit Park Rapids at 10:30 Monday night.


It was accompanied by a microburst.

"The first sign of touchdown was approximately 5 miles southwest of Park Rapids where a prefabricated home was destroyed," the report states.

The storm continued on a northeast trajectory "touching down periodically as it moved to the west side of Park Rapids," meteorologist Mark Ewens reported.

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