Small Minn. town continues tornado repairsALMORA, 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
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
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.
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