MARSHALL —  Several parts of Minnesota are cleaning up from severe thunderstorms that hit Wednesday afternoon and evening.  There was a report of a brief tornado in Beltrami Country, a funnel cloud near Chanhassen, tennis-ball sized hail in Itasca County, and around 40 thousand homes lost power across the state.   Strong winds knocked down tree limbs in western Minnesota and the northwest metro.  A 74-mile-per-hour gust was observed near Richmond in Stearns County.  Many locations had large hail including one-and-three-quarter inch hail in Pope County.  

Around the area, Marshall radio received reports of tennis ball-sized hail North of Ivanhoe, golf ball sized hail north of Hendricks, heavy rain with pea sized hail in Minneota, and dime to quarter sized hail in Cottonwood.