User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Minnesota Family Cleans Up From Tornado

June 18, 2010, 5:55 PM by Perry Groten

Minnesota Family Cleans Up From Tornado
ALDEN, MN - A KELOLAND man joined in the cleanup efforts after a tornado damaged several  farms near Alden, Minnesota.

David Zeller has family ties to the area devastated by the tornado. He grew up in a home near Alden that was damaged in the storm. So this is, by no means, a happy homecoming for him.

Picking up the debris tossed about by a powerful tornado is an overwhelming task when the damage is this widespread.

"You don't really know where to start to even pick stuff up to be honest, because everything that's here is out there, or over there, just busted up," Zeller said.

Before he was behind the wheel of a tractor, Zeller was driving his pickup the three hours from Willmar to Alden after learning his brother's farm was damaged.

"It was tough, I had to keep my mind busy to not think about what I was going to see when I got here," Zeller said.

And Zeller's worst fears were confirmed when he saw the damage first-hand. Farm buildings, a home, and so many memories lost amid the rubble.

"There's a lot of hard work that's gone into making the farm what it is today. It just doesn't take very long to wipe that all away," Zeller said

Even though Zeller lives far from here, not even a tornado can sever his close ties to this now-devastated landscape.

Zeller works for a feed manufacturing company in Willmar and will take time-off for however long it takes to clean up his brother's farm.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Semis Crash When Both Don't Fit Under Overpass

2/23/2015 12:32 PM

A semi driver had to be taken to the hospital following a crash on Interstate 90.

Full Story
Two New Members Join The KELOLAND Family

2/23/2015 4:41 PM

The KELOLAND family grew by two over the weekend.

Full Story
3 Teens In Custody After Driving Stolen Vehicle

2/24/2015 11:04 AM

Early Tuesday morning, a Sioux Falls woman reported her 2001 Land Rover Discovery was stolen. A set of keys were left in the vehicle's center cons...

Full Story
1 Dead, Others Injured In 3-Car Crash Near Pierre

2/21/2015 10:17 AM

The three vehicles collided east of the capital city on Highways 14 and 83.

Full Story
Huron Woman Dies In 3-Car Crash Near Pierre

2/21/2015 5:02 PM

A three-vehicle crash left one woman dead and five people hurt Friday.

Full Story


Events