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Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe Merle and Eunice Baumgard stand in front of a pair of uprooted trees that fell onto their deck during Saturday night's storm. High winds and lightning caused destruction throughout the region.

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ROUND LAKE -- When Merle and Eunice Baumgard began hearing their patio furniture blow across the deck Saturday night, they decided to head for the basement.


Minutes later, following a rather loud crash, they went back upstairs to find a pine tree draped over their deck railing.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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