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May 22nd, 2011


This afternoon, while driving west along I-35E and I-694 north of the Twin Cities — returning home to Sartell, Minn., after an AAU boys’ basketball tournament in the Twin Cities metro – I realized I was heading into the path of a severe storm that had produced tornadoes in North Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and Fridley.

According to Minnesota Public Radio, the storm cell that had produced the tornado touchdowns was moving from Falcon Heights toward Little Canada, prompting me to exit I-694 at Rice Street and County Road E / Vadnais Boulevard near the northwest edge of Little Canada to seek shelter, at which point the storm sirens began to sound.


Minneapolis tornado outbreak, May 22, 2011. (Photo: KARE 11 viewer)

Slideshow: Severe weather hits the Twin Cities, May 22, 2011
Submitted by Michelle Knoll

A severe storm, with several reported tornadoes, roared through the Twin Cities Sunday afternoon, ripping apart homes, toppling huge trees and spreading debris over highways and yards. Minneapolis Police confirm at least one death, and close to two dozen injuries.

North Minneapolis suffered the brunt of the damage, with damage also reported in St. Louis Park, Fridley, Golden Valley and Forest Lake.

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Related report on this site

Severe Storm Hits St. Cloud, Minnesota (July 3, 2011)

Severe Storm Hits Sartell-St. Stephen and Rice, Minnesota
(Aug. 14, 2010)

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Related interest

Video Shows Chaos Inside Emergency Room During Joplin Tornado

On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri. St. John’s Regional Medical Center was torn apart by the storm. This security camera footage shows the waiting area of the St. John’s Mercy Hospital emergency room, beginning with the “Paranormal Activity”-ish rustling of magazine pages on an end table before escalating into a scene of terrifying destruction. When the storm hit, there were 200 patients in the hospital and 117 employees working. Six people were killed inside the hospital.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — May 22, 2010

Immelman Nominating Petition

Click on image for downloadable, printable petition to help nominate Aubrey Immelman as an independent candidate for the office of U.S. Representative in Minnesotas 6th Congressional District.

One year ago today, I appealed to constituents in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District to sign the nominating petition to enable me to get on the ballot as an independent candidate opposing Rep. Michele Bachmann in her bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — May 22, 2009

Dick Cheney is Bashing Bush

The Personality Profile of Vice President Dick Cheney (Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, August 2009)
The profile reveals that Dick Cheney has an amalgam of conscientious (obsessive) and dominant (aggressive) personality patterns, suggesting an “obsessive enforcer” leadership type.

Two years ago today, on May 22, 2009, I reported that when former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a speech on national security delivered May 21, 2009, lambasted the change in security policy under President Barack Obama, he was not attacking the Obama administration so much as the Bush administration itself – considering he was essentially repeating many of the same arguments he had made unsuccessfully within the Bush White House as policy decisions increasingly went the other way in President Bush’s second term.

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