Wednesday, July 23, 2014
(Eldred, MN) -- National Weather Service survey teams are saying two tornadoes touched down in Minnesota's Red River Valley as severe thunderstorms swept through Monday night. An EF-2 tornado, with wind speeds over 120-miles-per-hour touched down near Eldred, south of Crookston, and ended in Red Lake County 27-miles away. It caused significant damage to some farm buildings, shelter belts, power lines and laid 17 empty rail tanker cars on their side. An EF-1 tornado, with 90-mile-per-hour winds, touched down for eight-miles west of Grand Forks. It tore up shelter belts. A few rural homes and farm buildings were also damaged. One farm building collapsed.