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City crews, volunteers and homeowners worked at a feverish pitch to clear up tree debris this week. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

EF-1 tornado hits Park Rapids area

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The National Weather Service confirmed earlier this week that an EF-1 tornado packing wind speeds of 105 mph hit Park Rapids at 10:30 Monday night.

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It was accompanied by a microburst that dumped as much as 2 inches of torrential rain on the region.

"The first sign of touchdown was approximately 5 miles southwest of Park Rapids where a prefabricated home was destroyed," the report states.

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