MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Forecasters are expecting another round of rain this week as Minnesotans clean up from damaging weekend storms.
The storms dumped as much as 4 inches of rain at Luverne and Red Wing and packed wind gusts as high as 68 mph at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as they moved through in waves Saturday and early Sunday. The high wind blew down trees, capsized sailboats and knocked out power to more than 106,000 Xcel Energy customers.
Gov. Mark Dayton planned to travel to Luverne and Edgerton Monday afternoon, weather permitting.
Officials closed all four lanes of Interstate 90 from Luverne to the South Dakota border for several hours Sunday after nearly 4 feet of water covered the freeway. A flash flood also washed out a dam spillway at Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne.