Several trees blocked the northbound lane of Highway 371 south of Pequot Lakes Thursday afternoon following the storm. Brainerd Dispatch/Nels Norquist

Several trees blocked the northbound lane of Highway 371 south of Pequot Lakes Thursday afternoon following the storm. Brainerd Dispatch/Nels Norquist

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Mike Cartie of Crosslake on Thursday explained how a tree was ripped from the ground during a storm in the area. The tree fell on his lake cabin on Cross Lake. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood

Mike Cartie of Crosslake on Thursday explained how a tree was ripped from the ground during a storm in the area. The tree fell on his lake cabin on Cross Lake. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood» Purchase reprints of this photo.

A Crow Wing Power crew was busy Thursday repairing a downed power line on Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake after a thunderstorm with strong winds tore through the area. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood

A Crow Wing Power crew was busy Thursday repairing a downed power line on Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake after a thunderstorm with strong winds tore through the area. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood» Purchase reprints of this photo.