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November 10, 2017
Minn. Public Radio from Brainerd off the air due to lightning damage
November 10, 2017 - 7:09pm
September 21, 2017
Chris Lovera with his children; they were struck by lightning near a lake in central California. MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Chris button
WATCH: Family records video moments before being struck by lightning
September 21, 2017 - 4:10pm
September 8, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune file photo

Nate Juhl, director of the James House in Willmar, is hopeful enough funds can be raised to repair the lightning- and fire-damaged home in southwest Willmar. The Christian-based addiction rehabilitation facility for men has been closed since Aug. 21, but he learned Sunday that the building itself has been deemed sound and may be repaired.
Willmar halfway home reparable if enough funds can be raised
September 8, 2017 - 5:42am
August 23, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

The future of James House in Willmar, could be in jeopardy, according to director Nate Juhl, if funds are not raised to repair the home that serves as a volunteer-run, Christian-based addiction rehabilitation facility for button
Willmar halfway home left uninhabitable after lightning strike causes fire; donations sought
August 23, 2017 - 7:16am
August 21, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Kevin Dettler, house manager at the James House in Willmar, said it was "very fortunate" that none of the residents in the halfway rehabilitation home were injured when lightning struck house and caused a fire in the roof Monday. At the time, Dettler said he did not know where the residents would go if they were unable to occupy the facility. Fire officials later said the Salvation Army was assisting with locating temporary button
Lightning strikes Willmar halfway home, fire displaces residents but no injuries
August 21, 2017 - 9:56pm
Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange   
The Willmar Fire Department is at the scene of a house fire at 1423 S.W. Kandiyohi Avenue.  The home was reportedly struck by lightning about noon today.
Willmar home reportedly hit by lightning
August 21, 2017 - 1:06pm
May 15, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Gabriel Becerra inspects the pine tree in his front yard after lightning struck the tree just before noon Monday in Willmar. Becerra said he heard the bang and it shook the house.
Lightning strikes
May 15, 2017 - 11:51pm
August 21, 2014
Fire northeast of Raymond destroys garage
August 21, 2014 - 10:44am
June 15, 2014
Pair lose belongings in Spicer-area house fire
June 15, 2014 - 11:24pm
October 3, 2013
Lightning starts South Haven barn fire
October 3, 2013 - 10:22am
August 28, 2013
Lightning strike kills man in eastern Minnesota
August 28, 2013 - 9:21am
August 20, 2012
Authorities ID Wis. boy killed in lightning strike
August 20, 2012 - 8:45am
August 2, 2011
Rural Darwin home burns in fire, dog saved
August 2, 2011 - 3:20pm
November 10, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
Lightning caused a blaze Tuesday at the rural Sunburg home owned by Sue and Dan Kallevig, leaving behind little but a landscape of charred remains. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Neighbor alerts Sunburg family to fire that destroyed their home
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am