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Photo by Rachelle Klemme U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Wadena Mayor Wayne Wolden show off their city of Wadena buttons.

Franken tours Wadena tornado damage, vows D.C. help for city

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"What I see here is an incredible spirit. I see a spirit of rebuilding," Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) told Wadena city leaders at M State on Wednesday.

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The destruction in west Wadena was far from the halls of Washington, D.C.

"We lost so much public infrastructure," said Don Niles, chairman of the Wadena 2.0 rebuild effort.

Before the meeting, the senator saw the impacted area in a van tour.

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