The National Weather Service says a
devastating weekend tornado that hit North Dakota's Richland County
and Minnesota's Wilkin County was an EF4 twister on the Enhanced
Fujita Scale, with peak winds up to 175 mph.
The tornado touched down Saturday evening about 10 miles south
of Wahpeton, then moved northeast into Minnesota and ended about
seven miles southeast of Breckenridge. It cut a swath as wide as
two football fields.
The Weather Service estimates the tornado traveled five miles
and was on the ground for more than 20 minutes. It leveled 14 farm
buildings on two farmsteads, one in each state. No injuries were
The tornado was one of several that touched down in the region
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