Several twisters touched down last evening in Blue Earth, Nicollet and Sibley Counties. No injuries have been reported and damage is still being totaled. The National Weather Service confirmed one tornado near Mankato at Lake Crystal.
Heavy rains are causing flash flooding in west-central Minnesota this morning. The National Weather Service has warnings out across Willmar, Montevideo, Redwood Falls, Granite Falls, Madison and Olivia. Flood watches extend into the middle portion of the state while there are wind advisories posted in southern Minnesota.
More than 100 people marched down the middle of Bemidji last night in rally called “Unite Against Hate. The gathering to combat racism was yet another in response to last weekend’s violence in Virginia which left a woman dead and 19 others injured.
Despite searches over the past week and a half, a teenager from Alexandria is still unaccounted for. Authorities want the public’s help finding 15 year old Jasmine Block who is described as a white female, 5-1 and about 110 lbs, with brown curly hair. Jasmine was last seen on August 8th.
Last night’s foul weather caused postponement of the Twins game at Target Field. That means a doubleheader today and tonight as the Twins host Cleveland at noon and then at 6pm.