A line of severe weather rolled through parts of Minnesota Monday night triggering a number of tornado watches and warnings.
“At least one tornado is believed to have touched down near Zimmerman, south of Princeton just before 6 p.m. If confirmed, the tornado would be the earliest in the year ever in Minnesota. The previous record was a tornado on March 18th, 1968 near St. James in southern Minnesota. There were also several reports of large hail in central and southern Minnesota. In addition the National Weather Service is reporting building damage, uprooted trees, a demolished garage, and a collapsed grain elevator reported in Clarks Grove in Freeborn County. Survey crews will head out later today to assess the damage.”