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Volunteers help a couple on Dupont Avenue clear a twisted stockade fence, remove tree limbs and debris from their property after their home and other structures in North Minneapolis were hit by a tornado May 22. A total of 2,000 people from the Twin Cities area and around the state did light cleanup work on June 4. Tribune photo by David Little

Tribune reporter helps clean up former neighborhood ravaged by tornado


I grew up during the 1950s and '60s in the Camden area of North Minneapolis and moved away in 1968 after high school. Although I've lived in four cities during the last 43 years, including the last 29 in Willmar, I've always considered the North Side my hometown.

The news coming out of my old neighborhood has been kind of depressing the last decade or so with increasing crime and home foreclosures.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
(320) 235-1150