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Our View: Tornado leveled city exactly 115 years ago

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Record books show New Richmond as the site of the ninth-deadliest U.S. tornado in history with 117 deaths on June 12, 1899 – exactly 115 years ago. It was No. 8 on the list until May 22, 2011, when a massive twister tore through Joplin, Mo., killing 158 people.

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