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‘Disasters’ Exhibit Opens Saturday at Stearns Museum

St. Cloud railroad after the 1886 cyclone, courtesy of the Stearns History Museum

ST. CLOUD – Last summer we experienced some powerful storms here in Central Minnesota, but they were nothing compared to some of the disasters of the past.

A new exhibit, “Minnesota Disasters” opens tomorrow (Saturday) at the Stearns History Museum.  The exhibit is on loan from the Minnesota Historical Society, and it includes two local disasters: the Grasshopper Plague of 1873 and the 1886 Cyclone that devastated Sauk Rapids.

The collection will also include snowstorms, floods, fires, and more from around the state.

Admission is $5 for people who are not members of the Stearns History Museum.

The exhibit will run through March 18th.

More information:
Sauk Rapids Tornado of 1886

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