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No deaths in St. Louis tornado called a miracle

April 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The St. Louis area’s most powerful tornado in 44 years rips into an airport and through a densely populated suburban area, destroying up to 100 homes, shattering hundreds of panes of glass at the main terminal and blowing a shuttle bus on top of a roof. Yet no one is killed, or even seriously hurt, and the airport reopens less than 24 hours later. How?
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Departures resume at Lambert Airport in St. Louis, 2 days after tornado

April 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Flights are departing the St. Louis airport for the first time since a tornado struck two days ago.
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Tornado causes injuries at St. Louis airport

April 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Several people at Lambert Airport in St. Louis were injured Friday after an apparent tornado touched down, spewing debris over the airfield, bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars atop a parking garage. Continue Reading

At least 35 dead in 6 states after storm’s rampage

April 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A furious storm system that kicked up tornadoes, flash floods and hail as big as softballs has claimed at least 35 lives on a rampage that began in Oklahoma days ago, then smashed across several Southern states as it reached a new and deadly pitch in North Carolina and Virginia. Continue Reading

Wide tornado cuts a swath through west Iowa town

April 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A large tornado flattened a grain elevator and destroyed homes and buildings on its weekend rampage through the small western Iowa town of Mapleton. Authorities reported no serious injuries. Continue Reading

1 killed, others hurt in suspected La. tornado

March 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said, and about 1,500 people were evacuated because of natural gas leaks. Continue Reading