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Massive storm in the Midwest

msnbc.com story: Midwest hit by 'huge wind machine'

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CHICAGO -- The massive storm muscled its way across an area that stretched from the Dakotas to the eastern Great Lakes, where waves up to 25 feet were predicted along with some beach erosion.

Severe thunderstorm warnings blanketed much of the Midwest, and tornado watches were issued from Arkansas to Ohio.

Click here to see more of the Southtown Star's coverage of the storm.