Quake hits home for some with roots in the local area
WILLMAR -- The handful of families in Willmar with ties to Chile have been able to contact their loved ones, and everyone seems to have come through the earthquake there in good shape.
Chile was hit by an enormous 8.8-magnitude earthquake shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
The confirmed death toll had reached 802 by Wednesday afternoon. The earthquake is estimated to have caused as much as $30 billion in damage.