DALTON, Minn. (AP) —One person is dead after a tornado roared through Otter Tail County in central Minnesota Wednesday evening.

The sheriff’s office says one person is dead and two are injured after the tornado struck near Dalton at 5:30 p.m. Three farmsteads were hit, and one of those farmhouses was flattened, said meteorologist Vince Godon with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Two people were taken to a hospital, according to Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons. Their conditions were unknown.

The tornado crossed Interstate 94 but no vehicles were affected, according to the weather service.

A National Weather Service staffer is at the scene checking the tornado aftermath, Godon said, but the tornado is believed to be at least in the EF-3 category, with winds of 136-165 mph.

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