Tornadoes Hit Central Minnesota
LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Tornadoes have struck towns in central Minnesota, damaging homes and knocking out power.
Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze says a tornado struck the northwest side of Litchfield late Monday afternoon. Cruze says the storm damaged a couple of trailer homes, and he says two other homes will be a total loss.
Cruze says the tornado skipped over town, and then hit the town of Watkins, where it damaged homes and a nursing home. Power was out Monday evening in northwest Litchfield and Watkins.
Authorities received one report of minor injuries in Watkins.
The National Weather Service says law enforcement also reported a tornado touchdown around 6:30 p.m. Monday three miles east of Rockville, in Stearns County.