National Weather Service confirms pair of tornadoes in Minnesota, North Dakota

October 12, 2021

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service reports that two tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota during storms on Saturday.

The weather service has confirmed a tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph touched down in Park Rapids, Minnesota, about 10:30 p.m. It tore roof panels from a church and a car dealership.

A tornado with estimated peak winds of 70 mph touched down briefly in a field southeast of Lidgerwood, North Dakota.

No one was hurt in either instance.