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School buses are crushed and buried beneath debris near the Community Center and Wadena-Deer Creek High School following last Thursday's tornado, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Wadena, Minn. The list of damage caused by last week's tornadoes in Minnesota continued to grow. The Freeborn County American Red Cross chapter released a new damage assessment and increased the number of damaged structures from 60 to 200. Officials say more than 200 homes in the Wadena area were also damaged by the tornadoes that ha...

Disaster center set up in Wadena after June 17 tornado

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The state is setting up a disaster recovery center to help those in Wadena and Otter Tail counties who were struck by recent storms.

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the center will open Friday, starting at 1 p.m.

Residents and businesses affected by the June 17 tornado can go to the center for answers about uninsured losses. Representatives from the state will help with information on housing, unemployment, farm advocacy or other issues.

The center will bet the National Guard Armory in Wadena. It'll operate on Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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