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CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds popped up in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Winds gusted as high as 58 mph near Appleton in Swift County of western Minnesota, while there were reports of hail as large as 1 inch at Starbuck in nearby Pope County.
Other lines of storms moving from northeastern Minnesota into northwestern Wisconsin knocked out power to about 7,000 Minnesota Power customers in Duluth on Sunday evening.
In the Metro area, winds topped out at 59 mph at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport shortly after 6 p.m.
Winds in Plymouth uprooted a tree that fell on a car. Nobody was hurt.
Multiple trees also blocked the road near 24th Avenue South and 34th Street East in south Minneapolis' Corcoran Neighborhood.
Several boats tipped over due to the windy conditions on Lake Harriet. Park Patrol says that all of the passengers were pulled out of the water safely.
One of the victims said the wind picked up quickly and took her by surprise. A man who said he helped rescue people tells KARE 11 that one person was taken to the hospital.
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