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Police, National Guard guard zone damaged by tornado


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BILLINGS — National Guard troops and local police were keeping a close eye on damaged property after a tornado barreled through two Billings neighborhoods, tearing the roof off a sports arena and several buildings.

The tornado struck at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, running through Main Street and damaging about 10 small businesses in the city's northeast area before quickly moving toward the 10,000-seat Rimrock Auto Arena about a half-mile away.

The twister hovered for about 15 minutes over the arena, which often hosts concerts and rodeos but was mostly empty Sunday afternoon.

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