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Published May 29, 2009, 12:01 PM

Langdon remembers deadly tornado

LANGDON, N.D. (AP) — Residents of Langdon are remembering the tornado that hit the northeastern North Dakota community 100 years ago, killing five people. Three of those who died in the May 29, 1909, tornado were children. More than a dozen other people were hurt. The tornado destroyed two churches and two elevators, and many houses were damaged or destroyed.

LANGDON, N.D. (AP) — Residents of Langdon are remembering the tornado that hit the northeastern North Dakota community 100 years ago, killing five people.

Three of those who died in the May 29, 1909, tornado were children. More than a dozen other people were hurt. The tornado destroyed two churches and two elevators, and many houses were damaged or destroyed.

An afternoon memorial service is scheduled at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. A memorial plaque will be placed downtown.

The tornado still ranks among the deadliest in North Dakota history. Besides the five deaths in Langdon, the same storm system generated tornadoes earlier that day that killed three people in Ypsilanti and caused severe damage in Jamestown.

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