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WADENA, Minn. - As soon as Regina and Bill Weninger got to the bottom of their basement stairs late Thursday afternoon, they were hit with daylight.


A tornado lifted up their rural Bluffton home about five miles west of Wadena and left the couple huddling in the protection of a doorway.

"We stood in the doorway and hugged each other and said all we wanted was to get out alive," Regina Weninger recalled Friday.

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