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Storm rips woman's tree from her yard, almost crushing her home

One Kasson woman is feeling thankful this story didn't end differently.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2018 11:15 PM
Updated: Aug. 28, 2018 6:21 AM

KASSON, Minn.- On Monday evening, over 50mph winds ripped through the Kasson area. 

The strong winds ripped Helen Leqve's old maple tree from her front yard.

"We had some terrible wind storms and I lost my beautiful maple tree, which I could shed a few tears about because he really kept my house cool," she said.

The tree blocked the street outside her home for a short period of time before Kasson PD came to remove it. 

Helen says she's thankful the tree didn't fall the other way or else her home would have been crushed.  

"It would have been terrible."

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