Remembering the 1981 tornadoby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
Twenty-five years ago, people living in parts of the Twin Cities took cover as a fierce and destructive tornado churned 15 miles across the metro area.
The tornado, packing winds of more than 200 mph, destroyed homes and businesses in Edina, St. Anthony Park, Roseville and Lake Owasso. In the end, one person died, 83 people were hurt, and $47 million in damage was done.
Bill Endersen was a meterologist with WCCO Radio at the time, and he spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about his memories of that day.
- Morning Edition, 06/14/2006, 8:20 a.m.