MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds
Surviving the Tornadoes of 1965
Apr 23, 2020 · 1 min
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While many powerful and deadly tornadoes have battered Minnesota, those that struck on May 6th, 1965, stand out because they hit the densely-populated Twin Cities metro area. Six separate funnel clouds moved across Chanhassen, Deephaven, and North Minneapolis, taking 13 lives and causing $50 million in damage. The fast-growing city of Fridley was hit particularly hard, with three funnel clouds touching down there over the course of just a couple of hours. MN90 producer Marisa Helms takes a look back at the Fridley tornadoes of 1965 with the voices of those who survived the disaster.
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