Strong storm takes weekend toll
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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