Minneapolis Tornado Coverage

  • Few construction or repair permits issued since tornado
    Minneapolis city official says property owners are probably still waiting for claim checks from their insurance companies before they start repairs.June 1, 2011
  • Medical services in tornado zone returning to normal
    Most health services in north Minneapolis are back to normal now after a tornado knocked out power last week. But caregivers still expect to be dealing with the fallout from the storm for months. Residents are facing issues that range from problems getting prescriptions to stress-related illness.June 1, 2011
  • Minnesota Lynx team to help with tornado cleanup
    The Minnesota Lynx are gathering to help with tornado relief efforts on the north side of Minneapolis.June 1, 2011
  • Tornado relief resources
    A list of resources and information for tornado relief in north Minneapolis.May 31, 2011
  • North Mpls. crime down slightly in week after tornado
    Minneapolis police say burglaries jumped in the week following the tornado that hit the north side of the city, but overall, crime went down last week.May 31, 2011
  • One week later, services trickle in for tornado victims
    It's been a week since a tornado devastated a wide swath of north Minneapolis and families are coming out of shock and taking the first few steps to put their lives back together. Yet many are still waiting for services and funds that will only come once a federal disaster area is declared.May 30, 2011
  • Need for food help spikes after tornado
    The neighborhood's NorthPoint Community Food shelf has seen a twofold increase in people coming for help since the tornado. The Salvation Army reports it's given out more than 40,000 pounds of food to people in the area.May 28, 2011
  • Franken tours north Minneapolis
    Minneapolis city officials are encouraging people to sign up for a large single-day volunteer effort scheduled for June 4.May 27, 2011
  • Tornado recovery center running more smoothly
    Operations proceeded more smoothly at the Tornado Recovery Center in north Minneapolis today. About 2,500 storm victims showed up on the first two days of operations Wednesday and Thursday. By today, incident commanders and residents agreed they had worked out many of the kinks.May 27, 2011
  • Dayton extends disaster declaration for tornado zone
    Gov. Dayton and top state executives have approved a 30-day extension of the emergency declaration issued after Sunday's tornado in north Minneapolis.May 27, 2011
  • Tornado shows how a few seconds can save a life
    In the case of the tornado that hit north Minneapolis on Sunday, residents had at most eight minutes to find shelter after officials activated the first tornado sirens.May 27, 2011
  • Three years after its tornado, Hugo has recovered and rebuilt
    Hugo City Administrator Mike Ericson talked to MPR's Tom Crann about how his city reacted to the twister that killed one and destroyed 50 homes.May 26, 2011
  • Tornado may signal a rebirth for north Minneapolis
    Minneapolis may use same strategy it used to turn around abandoned homes during the foreclosure crisis to buy and rebuild some of the houses that were battered in the storm. Residents and housing advocates are hoping for a rebirth on some of the north side's most blighted blocks.May 26, 2011
  • Recovery center opens as Minneapolis tallies damage
    Housing is the biggest issues facing the victims of the twister that struck north Minneapolis on Sunday. City officials hope a disaster recovery center opening on Wednesday will help matters.May 25, 2011
  • Victim Floyd Whitfield helping others when killed by tornado
    He overcame obstacles and turned his life around. He was driving a friend's son home from church when the twister struck.May 24, 2011

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