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Students at Starr Elementary lined the halls of the elementary school Thursday while participating in the statewide tornado drill. The annual drill gives schools the opportunity to teach students and staff what would happen in the case of a real tornado warning.

Severe weather drill conducted by schools

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New Richmond School District students took cover Thursday as part of a statewide tornado drill put on by the National Weather Service.


The annual drill was a part of Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.

Simulated tornado watches and warnings were issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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