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The Wadena-Deer Creek High School was directly in the storm's path. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal

Closed roads, power outages remain from tornadoes

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On June 17, Otter Tail County experienced a series of tornado touchdowns in an area 36 miles long and seven miles wide starting in the Parkers Prairie area, up through Bluffton, the northeast comer of the county and into Wadena County. The touchdowns occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m.

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There was one fatality, Margie Schulke, a 79 year old woman from Ahnora. Her home was destroyed and she was found across the road under debris with a severe head trauma.

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