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Tornado touches down

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Highway 256, north of Pierson, MB was closed last night after a tornado tore up chunks of pavement on a bridge on it.

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Highway 256, north of Pierson, MB was closed last night after a tornado tore up chunks of pavement on a bridge on it.

Funnel cloud near Pierson

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A funnel cloud near Pierson on Monday evening.

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A funnel cloud near Pierson on Monday evening.

Tornado damages farmyard

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A tornado that touched down last night caused trees to fall down onto Fred and Anne Raynor's house near Tilston, MB.

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A tornado that touched down last night caused trees to fall down onto Fred and Anne Raynor's house near Tilston, MB.

Splashy smiles

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Katie Bell, from left, Tegan Dietrich Pulleyblank and Lila Oldcorn squeal as a spray of cool water hits them while playing at the Kin Park off First Street on a hot Monday afternoon.

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Katie Bell, from left, Tegan Dietrich Pulleyblank and Lila Oldcorn squeal as a spray of cool water hits them while playing at the Kin Park off First Street on a hot Monday afternoon.

Getting ready for the show

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Workers build temporary stables for the upcoming Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, with the historic Dominion Exhibition Display Building No. II as a backdrop, on Monday at the Keystone Centre. The show starts Aug. 16.

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Workers build temporary stables for the upcoming Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, with the historic Dominion Exhibition Display Building No. II as a backdrop, on Monday at the Keystone Centre. The show starts Aug. 16.

Light show

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A thunderhead cloud leaves a sprinkling of lightning as it glides eastwards away from Brandon during a summer storm, late Friday night.

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A thunderhead cloud leaves a sprinkling of lightning as it glides eastwards away from Brandon during a summer storm, late Friday night.

Folk Fest host has praise for Brandon

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Acclaimed throat singer Tanya Tagaq hugs fellow musician Geoff Berner before her show, which wrapped up the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival at the Keystone Centre grounds on Sunday evening. An estimated 3,000 people attended the festival in the city, which Berner calls “one of the fun places to play.”

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Acclaimed throat singer Tanya Tagaq hugs fellow musician Geoff Berner before her show, which wrapped up the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival at the Keystone Centre grounds on Sunday evening. An estimated 3,000 people attended the festival in the city, which Berner calls “one of the fun places to play.”

Drag Racing

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Eight year old Anthony Holod of Langenberg, Saskatchewan maneuvers his drag racer up to the start line during the 15th annual Yellowed Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

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Eight year old Anthony Holod of Langenberg, Saskatchewan maneuvers his drag racer up to the start line during the 15th annual Yellowed Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

Austin reflections

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Roy Manns has horses and one of his fellow cowboys reflected in his sunglasses during the 61st annual Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion, Saturday afternoon in Austin. The weekend of steam powered retro agricultural fun runs the whole weekend, including a rodeo, dance and other displays recreating life in the area a century or so past.

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Roy Manns has horses and one of his fellow cowboys reflected in his sunglasses during the 61st annual Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion, Saturday afternoon in Austin. The weekend of steam powered retro agricultural fun runs the whole weekend, including a rodeo, dance and other displays recreating life in the area a century or so past.

What a drag! Race that is...

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A 70's-era Datsun truck speeds past the audience during the 15th annual Yellowhead Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

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A 70's-era Datsun truck speeds past the audience during the 15th annual Yellowhead Road Runners drag races at the Neepawa Airport, Saturday afternoon. Octane and adrenaline combined as a variety of cars and trucks tested their speed on the track.

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Cleaning up following 'extraordinary' tornado

A farmer near Tilston is cleaning up today after a tornado ripped through his property, causing significant damage.

Fred Raynor said the main concern was his family’s safety, and fortunately no one was injured when the storm passed through Monday evening.

“We were sitting here at the kitchen table, the kids were watching it — they could see the funnel ...

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