A second person has died as the result of the tornado in Hugo.
Sgt. Wayne Johnson of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a woman in her 50s or 60s was cleaning up the remains of her house yesterday when “she walked out into the yard and called for help twice, and then just sat down and just fell backwards. So she was unconscious and not breathing at that time.”
If that is considered by authorities as a storm casualty (I would so characterize it), it makes the tornado the first tornado in Minnesota since 1993, when two people were killed in a Littlefork tornado.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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