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Home damaged in '07 flood razed by city

Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

In a matter of a few hours, workers with Monson Excavating of Willmar razed the former Warren and Jan Lee Jorgenson home Monday at the intersection of 10th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest in Willmar. The city of Willmar acquired the property as part of an agreement reached after the home was damaged by floodwaters during an Aug. 21, 2007, rainstorm. Water flooded the intersection at 10th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest and seeped into the home, compromising its foundation. The lot will remain vacant, but there is discussion about developing a rain garden on it.