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Smashed cars are all that is left of the Cenex station in Mentor after a tornado ripped through the northwest Minnesota town after 6 p.m. Thursday. Authorities reported one person died in the station and three or four others were injured. Photo Special to the Pioneer/Jon Egelhof

Mentor tornado kills one at Cenex station

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A twister tore through this small town by U.S. Highway 2 and rural areas to the south Thursday afternoon, killing one person and leaving damaged campers, cabins and the mangled remains of a convenience store.

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