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Carol Albertson cleaned her kitchen at 840 Seventh St. SW after an EF4 tornado destroyed her home. Carol and her husband Kevin bought the home six months ago after living for several years in Iowa. The work was therapeutic for Carol, just one of people who wants to forget the nightmarish events of June 17 in southwest Wadena.

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Phil Gleason came to Wadena to drive his 1975 Chevrolet Caprice in the annual summer parade. He had his machine shined up and looking hot.


The class of 1961 graduate was also planning to attend the All-School Reunion, so around 5 p.m. June 17 he was registering in the high school commons when a twister blew into town from the southwest.

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