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Continued: Across Minnesota, relentless rainfall creates perils and hassles

The road between Franklin Avenue and 4th Street probably will remain closed for a few days until the debris can be cleared, White said. “There’s no passage through there on foot or bike or car,” he said.

In Lakeville, a lightning strike was suspected of starting three homes on fire on a block shortly after 5 a.m., said Fire Chief Mike Meyer. Lightning also struck homes in three parts of St. Paul within 2 ½ hours, said Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard. No one was hurt in any of those incidents.


Staff writers Bill McAuliffe, Tim Harlow and Mary Lynn Smith contributed to this report. 612-673-4482 612-673-4008 612-673-4141l


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