Deadly Storm Hits Northern Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One person has died and at least two others have been injured by falling trees toppled by a powerful storm that swept through a northeastern Minnesota forest.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office responded to two calls in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of the Superior National Forest about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff's officials say a man camping with three others near Duncan Lake north of Grand Marais was fatally struck by a tree. A second man was also hit by the tree and severely injured. He was taken to a hospital.
Cook County sheriff's officials say a second emergency call about the same time involved a man on Clove Lake who had also been injured by a falling tree. The man was taken to Cook County Northshore Hospital.