When a deadly tornado hit near Mankato

September 1, 2019
‘Oh, my goodness, something terrible has happened’ Georgia “Jo” Schultz has no difficulty recalling the evening a tornado hit the Green Gables cabin camp, skirted the Minneopa Golf Course and roared through a turkey farm near Mankato on Saturday, Aug. ...

Historic chalice finds way back home

August 1, 2019
Chalice was saved after church tornado 123 years ago On the afternoon of May 27, 1896 the small town of Mascoutah, Illinois, and its 2100 inhabitants were going about their business, including some in St. John Evangelical Protestant Church. Minutes ...

Time Passages: Weather changes, power of nature’s storms

June 1, 2017
It’s the month of June which usually means we’re in the middle of the severe summer storm season here in Minnesota. Not only in Minnesota but all across the globe we’ve been experiencing a number of strange or devastating weather ...

The day an F5 tornado hit Tracy

April 1, 2013
Although he was only 9 years old at the time, Scott Thoma’s recollection of June 13, 1968 is as if it were yesterday. That was the day that the first-recorded F5 tornado struck his hometown of Tracy, killing nine people ...