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There were a lot of trees to clean up after Friday's storm.

EF-1 tornado had winds up to 105 mph

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They swore it was a tornado. It turns out, they were right.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service confirmed what many Farmington residents suspected all along: a tornado, not straight-line winds, caused severe damage to the central part of the community during an Aug. 13 storm.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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