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Nate Scottum of Osceola, Wis., is one of the volunteers who came to Wadena on Monday to cut toppled trees after a tornado Thursday damaged much of the surrounding area. Dave Wallis /The Forum

Ten years after tornado struck his community, Granite mayor offers helping hand

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GRANITE FALLS -- Mayor Dave Smiglewski of Granite Falls made phone calls to Wadena over the weekend offering any help that he or his community could provide as Wadena recovers from the damage inflicted Thursday by a tornado rated EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

What was deemed an F4 tornado on the Fujita scale in use at the time tore a 12-block path of destruction in Granite Falls on July 25, 2000, killing one man and destroying 69 homes.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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