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Heavy equipment operators' services were necessary to lift fallen trees off Park Rapids homes Tuesday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado struck Park Rapids

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

It was accompanied by a microburst.

"The first sign of touchdown was approximately 5 miles southwest of Park Rapids where a prefabricated home was destroyed," the report states. The path from Straight River Township eventually skipped 10 miles.

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

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