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Remembering the 2011 Mapleton Tornado

 
Remembering the 2011 Mapleton Tornado

Even after this week's tornadoes in Pilger and Coleridge, another tornado resonates with folks in our area.

It was April 9, 2011 when an EF-3 tornado slammed into Mapleton, Iowa.  Fred Standa was the mayor of Mapleton at the time.  He said there were roughly 14-hundred people in town when the twister raked a significant portion of town, and "most of them came back.  We lost businesses; most of them came back.  But for the most part, you'd never know today that there was a tornado there."

Standa said even though rebuilding was a tough task, nearly everyone went at it with a positive attitude.

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