One person is dead and two people were injured after a tornado struck near Dalton around 5:30 yesterday afternoon. The man killed was working in a shop when the twister hit. The conditions of those injured is not known. Carl Jones a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks says a supercell quickly developed in western Otter Tail County.
Jones says the tornado is believed to be in at least an EF-3 category, meaning winds of 136 to 165 mph and was on the ground for as long as 30 minutes. Three farmsteads were hit by the twister. The National Weather Service will have a survey team in the damaged area today, assessing the damage and reconstructing the tornado path to get a full report on what happened.