WATCH: Gust of wind blows over Minnesota State Patrol trooper

MSP knocked over by the wind

One state trooper on duty Thursday in southern Minnesota got a first-hand taste of the high winds accompanying the blast of April winter weather that has hit the state this week. A tweet said the trooper was directing traffic around a jackknifed semi on Highway 86 and Interstate 90 in Jackson County Thursday morning when he was knocked to the ground by a strong gust of wind. The trooper was not injured, but the state patrol said it provided a reminder of the conditions caused by the storm. The incident was captured on video.

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