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After the storms rolled out of Douglas County Sunday night, the sky took on a yellow glow during a hazy sunset.

Sunday's storm knocks down trees, power poles in Douglas County

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After a weekend of muggy, sultry hot weather, severe thunderstorms bubbled up Sunday evening and left a trail of damage across Douglas County.


Hundreds of trees bore the brunt of the storm. Large trees were snapped and split during the gush of high winds.

The toppled trees landed on power lines, smashed into vehicles, blocked roads and left a giant mess for landowners to deal with.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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