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Minor damage caused by Sheldon tornado

RV dealership hit hardest Friday afternoon

People in southeast Sheldon were hit with a big surprise Friday afternoon.

A small tornado tore through the area near Crossroads Pavilion Event Center, leaving damaged buildings and vehicles in its wake. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls estimated the twister as an EF0 with wind speeds peaking at 85 mph.

"Thankfully no one was injured from this storm system," said Jared Johnson, O'Brien County Emergency Management director. "There were multiple agencies and contractors working on site to help with the cleanup in different areas in Sheldon. We greatly appreciate all of the assistance....