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St. Cloud Hospital, Hester Park Area Hit Hard by High Winds [VIDEO]

The buzz of chainsaws can be heard throughout the St. Cloud metro area today as clean-up continues from last night's storms.  Videographer Steven Sohlstrom of FlightFlash.com takes us through some of the storm damage.

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St. Cloud Compost Site Open Today, Tomorrow; Ready to Take Storm Debris

St. Cloud will have the compost site open both today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday). The compost site is located in the St. Cloud River Bluffs Regional Park in South St. Cloud.

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Yard by St. Cloud Hospital.
Yard by St. Cloud Hospital. (Photo from WJON listener Aaron)
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Hester, Wilson Parks Need Cleaning-Up Before Fireworks [AUDIO]

St. Cloud city crews will be working hard over the next few days cleaning-up Hester Park and Wilson Park in time for the 4th of July fireworks.

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Power Outage Still Impacting Thousands

Thousands are still without power this (Saturday) morning, after last night's storm. Xcel Energy spokeswoman Mary Sandok says they have over 12,000 customers without power stretching from the St. Cloud area down through southwest Minnesota. And East Central Energy has nearly 9,000 customers without power.

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Pete Nyblom
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Crews Out Cleaning-up After Friday Night’s Storm

The sound of chainsaws will be a common one today (Saturday) as area residents continue to clean-up after last night's storm. Stearns County Emergency Management Director Marv Klug says the Hester Park neighborhood appears to have been hit the worst. There are hundreds of trees down in that area.

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Shelf cloud. (Paul Lenzmeier)
Shelf cloud. (Paul Lenzmeier)
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High Winds Buffet Much Of Minnesota, Knock Out Power

A storm packing straight-line winds approaching 80 mph has moved through Minnesota, leaving in its wake damaged homes and structures, toppled trees and several thousand blacked-out utility customers.

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Storms Spin-out Tornado, Flood Low-Lying Areas, Down Trees Throughout St. Cloud Area [PHOTOS]

Storms raced through the St. Cloud area Friday night, downing trees and power lines, flooding low lying areas and even spinning-out a tornado.

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