MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota town is dealing with the aftermath of a tornado that hit their community earlier this week.

Saturday, Sen. Al Franken traveled to Watkins to meet with local officials and the people who live there.

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The town was one of the areas hit hardest by Monday’s severe weather.

Franken toured the damage, then met with emergency responders and volunteers.

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Around 70 homes, businesses and other buildings were damaged by the tornado.

“Watkins really came together and neighbors came together,” Franken said. “I don’t know what it looked like a week ago but it’s pretty together and thank God no one got killed.”

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Franken says he doesn’t think Watkins will qualify for federal help, but should receive state help to rebuild.