A large tree on the boulevard infront of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kenyon was knocked down by high winds this evening.

I was coming home from the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota and noticed a number of small branches and leaves in yards as I drove into Kenyon.

Police vehicle lights could be seen toward the west end of the community as I entered the downtown area.

St. Michael's Catholic Church Kenyon. North Side of Boulevard of Roses. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
St. Michael's Catholic Church Kenyon. North Side of Boulevard of Roses. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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I spoke with a Kenyon Polieman on the scene and he stated the storm packed high winds and moved through town in a flash.

Closer Look at Base of Downed Tree in Kenyon. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Closer Look at Base of Downed Tree in Kenyon. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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Thank Heavens no injuries were reported.  When I was leaving a City of Kenyon Public Works employee was arriving with a chain saw to get the tree cut up and a front loader was also brought to the scene to hall the pieces away.

View From St. Michael's Catholic Church Front Yard. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
View From St. Michael's Catholic Church Front Yard. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for a large portion of the KDHL listening area.

Included were Rice, Goodhue, Dodge, Steele, Mower and Fillmore Counties.

Severe Thunderstorms were also reported in Winona County and western Wisconsin.

I did receive a report of a grain bin down in Claremont area of Dodge County.

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