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The tornado's path of destruction included a residential area near the cemetery. Fences and trees were torn out of the ground and debris from homes was scattered across southwest Wadena. Cleanup efforts continue this weekend. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Hubbard County, Park Rapids law enforcement officers offer assistance to Wadena after tornado caused heavy destruction throughout town June 17

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Since an EF-4 tornado decimated much of neighboring Wadena, Hubbard County and Park Rapids have been sending in the troops.

The night of the June 17 twister, Sheriff Frank Homer dispatched four deputies immediately to help Wadena County secure the perimeters of the devastated city.

All through last weekend, a parade of Hubbard County deputies, Park Rapids police and Emergency Management Director Brian Halbasch made daily pilgrimages to assist personnel there.

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