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Echo Press photo The front page of the July 23, 1970 issue of the Lake Region Press showed the damage caused by the devastating tornado that ravaged Miltona on July 18, 1970.

40 years later: Miltona's tornado comeback continues

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As Wadena, a small, rural community tries to rebuild after a June 17 tornado ripped apart the town, Miltona, an even smaller rural community, is celebrating.


This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of when a tornado ravaged Miltona; a town with a population of nearly 400 located about 14 miles north of Alexandria.

The community of Miltona will be celebrating with its annual "Tornado Days" this weekend. (See related story in today's Entertainment section.)

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