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Cindy Wood talks on a phone in front of her home Thursday in southwest Wadena, following a tornado that hit the area. Note the dishware, sink and other items still intact in cupboards. Kevin Cederstrom / Special to The Forum

2 people dead in northwest Minnesota after storms strike region

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GRAND FORKS - Multiple tornadoes touched down in the Red River Valley on Thursday afternoon, killing at least two in northwest Minnesota and causing destruction on both sides of the river.

An elderly woman was killed after her home in Almora, Minn., a small town of about 20 near Wadena, was destroyed by a tornado. At least three people were injured in that area, Otter Tail County Emergency spokesman David Hauser said.

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