Tom Hintgen / Daily Journal: Birch tree branches were toppled by strong winds Saturday at the Myron Broschat residence, at the intersection of Cascade and Channing.

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Storm knocks out trees, power

Published 5:59am Monday, July 25, 2011 Updated 5:59am Monday, July 25, 2011

A wind storm that blew through Otter Tail County early Saturday morning left a path of downed trees in its wake.

There were several reports in and around Fergus Falls and the lakes area of fallen trees. A tree fell on a power feeder, which supplies power to 346 residents in Fergus Falls, at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, causing a power outage for about an hour, according to Otter Tail Power spokesperson Cris Kling.

There were also several reports of downed trees in Battle Lake and the Jewett-Long Lake area north of Fergus Falls.

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