BREAKING NEWS Minnesota health officials announce 5th Coronavirus-related death as positive tests hit 441 Full Story
SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Storms force evacuation of Minnesota State Fair

Fairgoers told to seek safety.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 8:21 PM

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Rides and free stages at the Minnesota State Fair were evacuated as severe storms rolled through the Twin Cities Monday night.

Fair spokeswoman Danielle Dullinger says people at the free stages were told to seek safety at one of five severe weather shelters on the fairgrounds.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Twin Cities, including the fairgrounds in Ramsey County, until 6 p.m. Monday A tornado warning was issued near Red Wing.

The Star Tribune reports state fair officials also closed all rides at the Mighty Midway and Kidway as strong storms approached Monday evening.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Albert Lea
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 35°
Austin
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 38°
Charles City
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 52°
Rochester
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 32°
Severe weather Saturday before the sun comes out
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Weekend setup for rain, storms, and snow

Image

Seniors give their best quarantine advice

Image

Coronavirus claims Alden coffee shop

Image

How Corona Impacts Weather Forecasts

Image

Man Missing after boat accident

Image

Minnesota girl's basketball all-star series highlights athletes without games

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 3/27

Image

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Serves Rural Areas

Image

Risk of Off-Label Medications For Covid-19

Image

Going on a bear hunt!

Community Events