Out of the Blue

  By Jennie Zeitler,  Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Even while living in a tornado-prone area of the United States, most people will never actually hear the thunderous approach of a tornado or be blown around inside one. But that is exactly what happened to Linda Tordsen June 13, 1968, in Tracy. Twenty-year-old Linda, her soon-to-be daughter, [...]

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On June 13, 1968, Linda L. Tordsen, who owned “Gold ‘n More” in Sauk Centre, and her younger sister, Pamela Haugen, survived an F5 tornado in Tracy, MN. The tornado was the first F5 tornado ever recorded in Minnesota, killing 9 people and injuring over 100. Forty-four years later, Tordsen and her sister’s experiences are [...]

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