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Larry Lindquist of Spicer cuts a tree Tuesday afternoon at Scott Nelson's house on Lakeview Drive in Spicer. A tornado touchdown and wind caused damage through the southern part of Spicer. Photo by Ron Adams - West Central Tribune

Witnesses describe roar and debris of Spicer tornado

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SPICER -- Dave Hammerschmidt was selling fruit this afternoon at the Country Stop outdoor stand in Spicer when he heard the approach of an apparent tornado.


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

He told his three customers at the fruit stand to run for their vehicles. There was just enough time for him to grab the money box and dive into his pickup truck before the storm hit.

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