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With the leaves gone, the tree damage caused by the July 2 storm is more evident in the Bemidji area, including along Carr Lake Drive. The downed and damaged trees cause a concern for potential forest fires and falling on power lines. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

July storm could have repercussions during winter, next year

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BEMIDJI – The July 2 windstorm that devastated the Bemidji area happened months ago, but public safety officials say its effects could be felt in the future.

The storm produced wind speeds of about 80 mph, damaging or knocking down thousands of trees in the region. While some of the downed trees have been cleaned up, there are still some damaged trees standing.

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John Hageman
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