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Aerial photograph (facing east) of the north end of Roosevelt Lake after the 1969 tornado provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Memorial Picnic Planned for 50th Anniversary of Outing Tornado August 6th

Web posted July 16, 2019
The public is invited to a special picnic to remember and memorialize the 50th anniversary of the F-4 Tornado that cut a swath through Outing and across Lake Roosevelt, taking the lives of 15 and injuring 109 people in 1969.

Called the Winds of Remembrance Picnic, the event will be held Tuesday, August 6th at Luscher’s Park in Outing and will begin at 1:00 p.m. There will be an opportunity to visit with survivors and see archival footage and related video.

At 5:00 p.m. the church bells will ring to pay tribute to those that were killed.

The picnic is sponsored by the Outing Area Chamber of Commerce with the help of the Crooked Lake Firefighters, and will include a dedication of granite park benches in honor of those who did not survive the devastating storm.

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