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Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Fargo, Moorhead Area

Minnesota NewsFARGO, N.D. (AP) – Strong storms Monday night knocked out power to an estimated 26,000 people in the Fargo area, along with hundreds more in rural areas.

The National Weather Service says the storms packed winds as strong as 70 mph. They blew the roofs off buildings in southwest Fargo, knocked a telephone pole onto a car in that city and a tree onto a car in neighboring Moorhead, Minn., damaged trees in Forman and Barney and knocked over a semitrailer on Interstate 94 east of Moorhead.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

The weather delayed Amtrak trains heading west into western Minnesota and North Dakota late Monday, and also delayed Delta flights to the city.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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