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The hail brought in was measured with an official National Weather Service ruler

Hailstorm produces poolball-sized hail near Garrison

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Jimmy Lee, a Daggett Brook Township resident, had a rude awakening Tuesday morning. 

About 5:30 a.m., a small but powerful thunderstorm passed over his residence at Crow Wing County Road 2 and Highway 25, dropping hail as big as 2.5 inches in diameter. 

The sound of the hail battering his house woke Lee and his wife. The impact of the hail on the soft ground was strong enough to leave holes behind, he said. 

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