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Tornado rips through Bluffton area

A rural farmhouse west of Bluffton is lucky to be standing after everything around it is in shambles as a result of a tornado Thursday, June 17. Photo by Paul Gregersen/EOT Focus
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Bemidji Pioneer
Tornado rips through Bluffton area
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A tornado tore through an area west of Bluffton Thursday, damaging houses, ripping down trees, and flipping automobiles.

A rare Tornado Emergency was issued for the Wadena area after confirmed tornados touched down near Bluffton, Wadena, Sebeka and Nimrod.

A Tornado Warning was issued for East Otter Tail County Thursday including Perham and New York Mills. As a system with possible tornadic activity moved into the area from the southwest.