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1957 Tornado

  • While there are tornadoes on every continent, most of them happen in the United States. And most of those occur on the Great Plains. North Dakota is located at the northern edge of what is known as Tornado Alley. April, May, and June are considered tornado season.
  • The morning edition of the Fargo Forum on June 26, 1957, continued the harrowing news of the massive tornado that struck the city. The banner headline of the newspaper trumpeted “Red Cross Says At Least $250,000 Needed for Tornado Victims Here.”
  • The Fargo newspaper headlines this week in 1957 concentrated on the devastating tornado that had leveled a large swath of the city only days before. An…
  • Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on this date in 1957, a tornado ripped through north Fargo. Called by many the “storm of the century,” it left 13 dead, more than…