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Following weekend storms, county tests sirens Wednesday

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Washington County conducted a countywide test of its emergency warning system on Wednesday after sirens failed to sound Sunday when a tornado touched down in the northern reaches of the county.

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office has said an electrical malfunction prevented the sirens from sounding as a tornado touched down briefly in rural Forest Lake on Sunday. Officials said Wednesday's test was to ensure the problem has been resolved.

No injuries were reported as a result of Sunday's tornado in Forest Lake.

-Jon Avise

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