Weekend storms bring much-needed rain across parts of Minnesota but leave trail of damage
August 30, 2021
Weekend storms brought much-needed rain across parts of Minnesota, pushing this month into the Top 10 highest rainfalls on record for August - but they caused some destruction, including damage to a Duluth church steeple that was struck by lightning.
The southern half of Minnesota saw hail, including some as large as baseballs, and a lot of tree damage resulting from Saturday's storms.
In Duluth, one of the steeples at Hope City Church, at 417 N. 3rd Av. East, caught fire when it was struck by lightning Saturday night. When the Duluth Fire Department arrived at 7:45 p.m., crews found the church's western steeple severely damaged.