Three tornadoes confirmed in Monday’s severe storm

Featured photo courtesy of Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office

The National Weather Service confirmed three tornadoes swept through Beltrami County during Monday’s severe storm.

An F1 tornado struck Red Lake, damaging the college, the humanities center, and other structures.

A second tornado just east of Redby did considerable tree damage, also with 95 MPH winds.

A third tornado northwest of Nebish was an F0 and had 80 MPH winds and was up to 200 yards wide.

Destructive hail was reported from Red Lake to Pennington, with baseball-sized hail near Pennington.

No fatalities or injuries were reported.

The EF scale ranks tornadoes from 0 to 5, with 0 being the weakest.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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