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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Rick Johnson of Wadena watches his granddaughter Izzy Johnson draw and cut paper at their new home. Rick and Gail Johnson rebuilt after the Wadena tornado totaled their original house. Two years later, they no longer see summer storms the same way.

Two years after two tornadoes

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Two years ago, twin EF4 tornadoes devastated Wadena and the rural areas of east Otter Tail County. Two years later, the survivors continue to move on with their lives.


Rick and Gail Johnson of Wadena and Jim and Sandy Maloney of rural Deer Creek both had their houses totaled and moved from the foundations when the tornadoes hit June 17, 2010.

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