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Larry Lindquist of Spicer, center, uses a chain saw to clear the remains of a tree uprooted Tuesday from Scott Nelson's front yard in Spicer. A tornado hit the town in the late afternoon, causing damage to numerous homes and buildings. (Ron Adams/West Central Tribune)

Tornado rips through west central Minnesota on Tuesday, leaving swath of debris in its wake

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SPICER, Minn. -- Dave Hammerschmidt was selling fruit and vegetables Tuesday afternoon at the Country Stop outdoor stand in Spicer when he heard the approach of a tornado.

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"When they say roar, that's what it does," he said.

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