Safety a priority as cleanup begins in devastated Wadena
WADENA -- Safety continued to be the top priority here Friday as cleanup began in the aftermath of Thursday's tornadoes.
Officials restricted access to the southwest section of the city, the hardest-hit area where downed power lines, gas leaks and scattered debris remain a hazard.
"It's devastating," said Wayne Wolden, mayor of the town of 4,300. "It's like a war zone."