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Tornado

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Good Question: How Does A Tornado Pick Up A Trailer?

It seems like the video of those flying trailers has been played on repeat since Tuesday’s tornado hit in Dallas, Texas. Perhaps it’s because it’s a phenomenon difficult to understand. So, how did a tornado make those trailers fly? Good Question.

04/04/2012

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A Hopeful Sign: Blue Herons Return To North Minneapolis

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.

03/28/2012

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Minnesotans Reminded To Plan For Severe Weather

Public safety officials say Monday’s confirmed tornado is a reminder for Minnesotans to get ready for severe weather.

03/21/2012

Elysian Tornado Damage March 19, 2012

Safety Official: Act As If It’s Already Tornado Season

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.

03/21/2012

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Mpls: Street Homelessness Down 40 Percent

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.

03/08/2012

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Minnesota’s Top 2011 Headlines

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.

12/31/2011

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2011: A Wild Year For Minn., U.S. Weather

For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.

12/28/2011

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State Shutdown, Mpls. Tornado Among Top Stories

State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.

12/26/2011

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Volunteers Give Winter Coats To Tornado Victims

It’s been five months since a deadly tornado hit North Minneapolis, and the community is still struggling to get back on its feet.

10/22/2011

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Dumpster Shortage Causing Home Renovation Delays

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.

10/06/2011

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Habitat For Humanity Helping In North Mpls.

It’s been more than four months since a tornado tore through North Minneapolis, damaging hundreds of homes.

10/03/2011

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Tornado Repairs Tracked In Minneapolis

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.

09/28/2011

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New Trees Planted In Tornado-Damaged North Mpls.

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.

08/11/2011

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Summer Camp To Help Kids Affected By Mpls. Tornado

Children affected by the deadly tornado that struck north Minneapolis in May will have a chance to recover at a special summer camp.

08/07/2011

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Blue Herons Return To The Wild After May Tornado

The blue herons that had their homes destroyed by a tornado were released back into the wild on Monday.

07/18/2011

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