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This was the scene last year when the media converged on tornado survivor Susan Vessey, the only resident home when the storm hit. She survived. Trees fell all around her house, but not on it. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

One year later: Residents rebuild after tornado swept through area

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One year ago today, the skies over Hubbard County were roiling, blacker than a pocket and ominous looking.

They unleashed an EF-2 tornado over the southern tip of the county, decimating a turkey farm and shores along Stocking Lake in Wadena County and Hinds Lake in Hubbard County. Ten minutes later, an EF-3 tornado hit Pickerel Lake and wreaked a long path of destruction.

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