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Minnesota Power crews worked Tuesday night by Coburns grocery store in downtown Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Day after storm brings signs of progress and what was lost in Park Rapids

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As Day 2 dawned, Park Rapids residents woke up to aching backs and plenty of sunshine.

But that sun carries a heavy price of what was lost in Monday night's EF-1 tornado, which struck older sections of the city.


"Good grief we lost a lot of beautiful trees," said Minnesota Power line crew supervisor Carl Thesing.

Whole sections of shade trees toppled in high winds west and north of the downtown area.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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