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Winona, MN Storm Aug 1906

Furious Storms Do Great Damage in Winona, Minn.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 7.--A telephone message from Winona, Minn., says that a terrific wind and rainstorm which broke over that city about five o'clock Tuesday did damage which is estimated at $100.000. The city was in darkness and street cars were stopped. Telegraphic communication is entirely cut off and only one telephone wire is working intermittently. So far as has been ascertained no lives were lost and no one was fatally injured. The new public baths which were presented to the city by Mayor Leisch, and which were to have been formally opened next Saturday, were entirely destroyed. A Green Bay and Winona passenger train was blown into the ditch. The passengers miracuiously escaped serious injury.
Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI 7 Aug 1907

article | by Dr. Radut