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Photo by Brittin Roberts The Volkmanns' family dog, Buddy, survived the EF4 tornado with only a scratch above his eye and his spirit unbroken.

Finding their Buddy

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People say dogs are a man's best friend. So the Volkmanns were very excited to find their Buddy.

The Tim and Sue Volkmann family returned from Bemidji to find their house in shambles and their beloved pets missing. The search began immediately.


The Volkmanns first found their dog, Rex, in the rubble. He lived only briefly.

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