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The 1951 Minnetonka, Minnesota tornado outbreak was the costliest tornado outbreak in Minnesota since 1874 (at the time). The outbreak occurred on July 20, 1951. The outbreak produced a deadly, destructive tornado in Minnetonka, Minnesota, killing 5 people.


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July 20 event

List of confirmed tornadoes – July 20, 1951
F# Location County / Parish State Time (UTC) Path length Summary
F2 SW of Dawson Codington MN 1815 1 mile Four people were injured.
F3 Minnetonka Hennepin MN 2100 11.6 miles 5 deaths - A tornado demolished several homes, damaged or destroyed multiple buildings at the Wold-Chamberlain Airport, and destroyed 63 airplanes. The tornado was the most destructive in the state since 1874, causing $6 million (1951 USD) in damages and five fatalities.

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