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Wadena tornado: one year ago today

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Wadena, Minn. - It's been one year today since two EF4 tornadoes ripped through the small town of Wadena, leaving behind a widespread trail of destruction still evident.


Lives were interrupted, property destroyed and scattered, and families displaced by the massive twisters. It was the kind of event that will always be stenciled into the minds of the thousands who experienced it.

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