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Published December 23, 2010, 06:17 AM

Small Minn. town continues tornado repairs

ALMORA, Minn. (AP) - Residents of the small Minnesota town of Almora continue repairing homes six months after a deadly outbreak of tornadoes.

ALMORA, Minn. (AP) - Residents of the small Minnesota town of

Almora continue repairing homes six months after a deadly outbreak

of tornadoes.

The storms struck June 17, killing three people across the

state. In Almora, a town of about 100 people southwest of Wadena,

Mabel Wangerin is still mourning the loss of her friend Margie

Schulke, who died during the storm.

Wangerin's garage was blown down. A new garage was built in its

place.

Others like Janine Cronk lost their homes entirely. Cronk's

house was replaced after her insurance company ruled it unlivable.

KSAX-TV reports most homes declared unlivable have been taken

down, but not all have been rebuilt.

Residents say several renovation projects will begin this

spring. Knocked-down trees will be replaced, and construction is

expected to start on several houses.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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