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Photos courtesy the Granite Falls Clarkfield Advocate Tribune Ten years after the Granite Falls F4 tornado, neighborhoods are clean and rebuilt. Archival photos were taken immediately after the July 25, 2000 tornado. New digital photos of the same sites were taken August 2010.

Granite Falls recovered from 2000 tornado

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Ten years after their own EF-4 tornado, the southwest central Minnesota town of Granite Falls has mostly recovered.

Dave Smiglewski, the mayor of Granite Falls since 1996, saw the town through the July 25, 2000 tornado and the long rebuilding process.


"The town has largely been rebuilt," he said.

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