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This home on the corner of Highway 71 and End of the Day Drive was heavily damaged when trees toppled on it early Sunday morning. Most homes along the street lost trees, shrubs and structures. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Strong storm takes weekend toll

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At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Mark Johnson had just turned off the TV, thinking the hellacious thunderstorms that rolled though his neighborhood had left the area.

The kids were sleeping soundly in their rooms on End of the Day Drive north of Park Rapids.

"I heard a big kaboom and it shook the house," Johnson said.

The huge oak tree in the family's front yard had exploded into bits and pieces.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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