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Houses on Big Pine Lake woke up this morning to find trees down and docks and pontoons flipped from last night's storm. Sam Benshoof/FOCUS

East Otter Tail County hit hard by storms; NWS investigating possible tornado

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Overnight storms Monday left trees and powerlines down throughout East Otter Tail County. Docks, boats and pontoons on Big Pine Lake, Rush Lake and others were flipped or damaged.


The National Weather Service estimates that winds in the area could have reached as high as 90 mph.

"Damage reports indicate winds anywhere between 60 and 80 mph - maybe even 90 mph," said Meteorologist Jim Kaiser. "That's based on pictures we've seen, not any sort of investigation."

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