While we are still digging out from one of the biggest blizzards ever to hit the Twin Cities, Friday marks another historic weather story. It will be six months since 39 tornadoes touched down in the state, the most ever in Minnesota on a single day.
Wadena County said the towns of Wadena, Staples and Verndale are all without power.
Five months ago, a tornado devastated the Wadena Deer Creek area and destroyed the high school. But Thursday night, some of the kids from that school will try to make a different kind of noise, and win a state championship.
Months after a devastating tornado struck Wadena, a benefit will be held this weekend to help the still-recovering Minnesota town.
One week after a powerful twister pounded Wadena, Minnesota, Governor Pawlenty is revisiting the town and the mayor is holding a State of the City press conference to talk about recovery efforts.
Tornado cleanup in Wadena has been going well. So well, fact, that a major volunteer effort for Saturday has been cancelled.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has declared a state of emergency in seven counties that were hit hard by a string of tornadoes last week.
The death toll from Thursday’s storms in Minnesota now stands at three.