Wild storm

Photos courtesy of Melissa Pelto and Terri Steenblock
A torrential thunderstorm hit the Forest Lake area June 11, downing trees, knocking out windows, taking lift stations temporarily offline and depositing large amounts of hail here and there, including on Enfield Avenue, where local resident Kaidyn Pelto surveys the scene.

Terri Steenblock captured the coming thunderstorm June 11 near 200th Street North. Among the damaged locations in the storm was local berry farm The Berry Patch, which wrote an online message to customers that it closed its berry operation for the 2017 season due to large hailstones destroying the berry crop. The Patch’s statement added that it does have options for continuing its berry operation next year.