#5 (Tie) 1965 Tornadoes

The Lois Drive section of Mounds View after the tornadoes. 1965.
Photo from St. Paul Pioneer Press. Courtesy: Minnesota Historical Society
On May 5th and 6th 1965, a violent outbreak of at least 12 tornadoes roared through Minnesota. Six twisters touched down in or close to the metro area. Particularly hard hit was Fridley, with two of the tornadoes crossing the city. In all, 14 people died due to the storms. The event has been called the greatest weather disaster in Twin Cities history.

May 6, 1965 Tornado Narrative from Robert Lattery.


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