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Strong Storms Roll Across Northern Minnesota

Storm clouds in Forest Lake on Wednesday night - Photo: Courtesy of Tonicia Maleski

More storms rolled across the state Thursday, causing damage and power outages near Brainerd.

The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday. A flash flood warning was also in effect for portions of Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin counties.

Storms Cause Crop Damage, Halt Field Work in Wis.

Nick Petrykowski, with MG&E, looks over a downed tree in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  - Photo: AP/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps

Federal agriculture officials say the recent unrelenting storms caused widespread crop damage in Wisconsin and kept farmers out of their fields.
    

Officials: Stay Away from High Water, Don't be This Guy...

Kayaker makes a safe landing after going over Minnehaha Falls Thursday. - Photo courtesy of ReLando Calrissian via Twitter

As the State of Emergency in 35 Minnesota counties continues in Minnesota from extreme flash flooding Thursday, law enforcement says stay out of the high water.

Safety experts are urging Minnesota boaters, paddlers and swimmers to think twice before heading out on the water right now.

3 Confirmed Tornadoes Struck Southern Wisconsin

Mary Endres, left, and her daughter, Debbie Goodridge remove items from Endres' home after it was destroyed the night before on Friar Lane off of Schroeder Road on the Southwest side of Madison, Wis., Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  - Photo: AP/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold

Residents are cleaning up after at least six tornadoes ripped across southern Wisconsin, tearing roofs off homes and damaging the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.
    

Heavy Rain Creates Minor Flooding in Appleton Area

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Ditches and other low areas in the Fox River Valley are flooding after heavy rainfall.          

Corps Imposes River Navigation Restrictions

Heavy rain and swollen waterways have caused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restrict commercial navigation on the Mississippi River.
    
Three Mississippi River locks in the Twin Cities are closed to commercial navigation because of high flows caused by the recent heavy rainfall.
    

Spring Snow Slows Travel

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It's a slippery drive to work in southeastern Minnesota.
    
Light snow, with accumulations of up to 4 inches, is reported in Winona, Preston and Rochester.