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Column: Understanding a tornado's devastation

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Listening to the devastation the small towns of Kiester and Wadena suffered brought back memories of a tornado that hit our farm over 65 years ago.

It's a slow, rumbling sound with loud cracks as trees are twisted or snapped and buildings are destroyed or moved. A dark sky appears and is followed by a green sky. It gets almost an eerie quiet. Within seconds property, animals and individuals are at the mercy of nature.

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