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Small Minnesota Town Continues Tornado Repairs

Minnesota NewsALMORA  (AP) — Residents of the small Minnesota town of Almora continue repairing homes six months after a deadly outbreak of tornadoes.

The storms struck June 17, killing three people across the state. In Almora, a town of about 100 people southwest of Wadena, Mabel Wangerin is still mourning the loss of her friend Margie Schulke, who died during the storm.

Wangerin’s garage was blown down. A new garage was built in its place.

Others like Janine Cronk lost their homes entirely. Cronk’s house was replaced after her insurance company ruled it unlivable.

Most homes declared unlivable have been taken down, but not all have been rebuilt.

Residents say several renovation projects will begin this spring. Knocked-down trees will be replaced, and construction is expected to start on several houses.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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