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Photo by Brian Hansel Members of JR Construction assess storm damage to a 60-by-112 foot steel building on the Wadena County Fairgrounds Tuesday morning. The building project was just two days away from completion when it was destroyed.

Workers escape Wadena, Minn., fairgrounds building blown down in Tuesday morning storm; building first demolished in 2010 tornado

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By Brian Hansel and Rachelle Klemme

JR Construction owner Robert Weiher told his three-man crew to "get out of there" Tuesday morning and his orders came in the nick of time.


Weiher's son, John, left the new steel building being built on the Wadena County Fairgrounds along with Ben and Todd Weidricht just before a storm with winds estimated at 60-70 miles per hour knocked it down.

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