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SEVERE WEATHER

When arctic blasts plummet temperatures, stepping outside can be dangerous. In this Health Fusion episode, Viv Williams talks to a researcher about what intensely cold air could do to anyone's lungs.
Compared to the past two more mild winters, the two weeks of snow and freeze was an earlier-than-usual challenge for Department of Transportation crews across the state.
Eastern Minnesota saw temperatures swing by 117 degrees this year featuring relentless cold and blizzards to the north and multiple rounds of tornadoes to the south.
A student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, George Musser last was seen alive around 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

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Most state highways in southcentral and southwest Minnesota remain closed
Already running low on supplies and thin on emergency management infrastructure, temperatures as low as minus-55 wind chill will hit several South Dakota tribes especially hard.
Last year's tornado outbreak was one for the history books, with 94 tornadoes touching down between northern Kansas and western Wisconsin, including 22 that spawned in southeastern Minnesota.
Seconds after Isaac Wolfgram shut the basement door, a tornado tore the roof off of their Racine, Minnesota, home in an unprecedented severe weather outbreak in December 2021.
One of the mightiest storms to hit the U.S. mainland in recent years, Ian flooded communities before plowing across the peninsula to the Atlantic seaboard. Local power companies said more than 2.5 million homes and businesses in Florida remained without power.
Residents across the state emptied store shelves of water and household items, as schools and colleges in the Tampa area and northwest Florida canceled classes through at least Thursday. The approaching storm also forced NASA to roll its giant Artemis 1 moon rocket off its Cape Canaveral lauchpad after postponing the mission for a third time.

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Murray, Cottonwood and Rock counties among those who qualify.
With winds estimated as high as 120 mph, the Forada neighborhood located closest to Maple Lake took the brunt of the damage from the EF-2 tornado on May 30.
The April 12 EF2 tornado leveled or severely damaged nearly every structure in town, resulting in about $1.5 million in damage.

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