Supercell Storm Produces Large Hail, Severe Winds in Northern Minnesota

Severe storms that produced ‘monster-sized’ hail and high winds on Monday evening left behind a trail of ruin -- from downed trees to home and property damage -- in its wake across much of Beltrami County and beyond.

Beltrami County Emergency Management director Christopher Muller reported that large hail, ranging from golf ball to baseball-sized, was the dominant feature of the storm and was responsible for the majority of the damage around the county.

The storm, which likely had wind speeds of more than 60 mph, hit Redby and Red Lake particularly hard.

The towns of Blackduck, Tenstrike and Pennington, along with parts of southeast Beltrami and Cass County also experienced the severe weather, National Weather Service Grand Forks meteorologist Carl Jones said.

‘There’s obviously going to be some broken windows, rough damage to residences and structures as well as siding damage on homes due to the large hail,’ Muller said.

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