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Cathy Koetter, left, and Dave Hammerschmidt pick up the debris July 14 at the Country Stop stand near Jahnke's Foods in Spicer, in the aftermath of a twister. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Emergency personnel praised for response to EF-1 twister

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WILLMAR -- Lessons learned in the 2008 twister that hit Willmar helped county emergency management personnel handle the tornado that skipped in and over Spicer last week.


"I hate to say this, but we have some experience with the tornado last year," Don Ericson, Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Director told the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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