Sam Choo

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Cleanup begins after violent storms roll through north metro

Thousands of residents in the Twin Cities are without power after Wednesday night's storms. A Minneapolis man was killed after being hit by a falling tree branch. Strong winds, rain and hail caused extensive damage, particularly in the northern suburbs. At least 10 school districts called off classes on Thursday because of a combination of power outages and impassable streets. The hardest hit community appears to be Andover, in Anoka County, where about a dozen homes are uninhabitable because of storm damage.