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COLFAX, Wisconsin — The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck the western Wisconsin town of Colfax, but damage reports are minor.

Law enforcement tells the weather service the tornado damaged a gas station and knocked down trees Friday afternoon. No injuries are reported.

Weather service technician Ross Carlyon tells the Leader-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1lVVTAFhttp://bit.ly/1lVVTAF ) the tornado hit without warning. Carlyon says it was a "very fast-moving thunderstorm" that briefly dropped a weak tornado.

The tornado hit around 3:15 p.m.

Colfax is a town of about 1,100 about 75 miles east of Minneapolis.


Information from: Leader-Telegram, http://www.leadertelegram.com/http://www.leadertelegram.com/


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