Almost a year after the tornado hit North Minneapolis, there’s one hopeful sign. The blue herons, whose population was devastated by the storm, have returned to an island in the Mississippi River.
Public safety officials say Monday’s confirmed tornado is a reminder for Minnesotans to get ready for severe weather.
Monday night’s tornado in Elysian, Minn., a small town in southeastern Minnesota, is a reminder that severe weather can happen this early in the year.
Despite the lingering recession and the devastation brought to Minneapolis by last summer’s tornado, the city says that a group effort between it, Hennepin County and many community partners has curbed street homelessness by 40 percent and veteran homelessness by 33 percent since 2010.
A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.
For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.
State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.
It’s been five months since a deadly tornado hit North Minneapolis, and the community is still struggling to get back on its feet.
That home renovation or yard work could take longer than normal this year. It’s not the actual project, but the clean-up that could cause delays.
It’s been more than four months since a tornado tore through North Minneapolis, damaging hundreds of homes.
Four months after a tornado hit north Minneapolis, blue tarps still cover some roofs. City inspectors are now trying to assess how many homes are unrepaired and what can be done to help the residents before winter.
Minneapolis is announcing plans to replace stumps in North Minneapolis with new trees. It’s the latest effort to get things back to normal, after the destructive May tornado.
Children affected by the deadly tornado that struck north Minneapolis in May will have a chance to recover at a special summer camp.
The blue herons that had their homes destroyed by a tornado were released back into the wild on Monday.
Great video of a helicopter taping a tornado in the Twin Cities 25 years ago. Watch the local coverage.