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Published August 01, 2010, 09:38 PM

Strong Storms Leave Broken Trees on Valley Golf Course

People in East Grand Forks cleaned up today after a strong thunderstorm blew through the area last night.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

Action Graphix and Signs wasn't the only place in East Grand Forks that felt the effects of last night's storm. Valley Golf Course is busy cleaning up as well.

People in East Grand Forks were busy cleaning up branches and trees that littered the streets today. Valley Golf Course started their efforts this morning.

Strong winds from last night's storm are responsible for knocking four large trees over at the golf course.

The front nine holes experienced the heaviest damage. But there are sticks, leaves, and large branches scattered throughout the course.

Every portable bathroom on the course was knocked over, and one was blown about 200 yards down the fairway.

Workers at the course started cleaning up this morning.

"They got a good start on things, tried to get some of the bigger pieces out of the way, and are still working on that. But trying to get the course playable, it's going to take four or five days, but we can still play around it," Pro Shop Attendant Eric Sanders said.

The winds from last night's thunderstorm reached about 60 miles per hour. Other people in East Grand Forks reported broken fences and large trees snapped at the trunk.