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Taylor Krueger watches as Joe Baker and Dustin Basting of Victory Tree Service work on a tree that hit the Krueger home at 353 9th Ave. S. in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Straight-line wind speeds could have reached 90 to 100 mph

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FARGO - The storms that ripped through the Fargo-Moorhead area Monday night carried winds just shy of hurricane force, with possibly a small tornado or two thrown in for good measure.

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National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer Ritterling said the strongest wind gust reported at Fargo's Hector International Airport was 72 mph, but based on roof damage in Fargo, wind speeds could have reached 90 to 100 mph.

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