Photograph of North Bridge saloons on First Street in Moorhead, ca. 1890s.

North Bridge saloons on First Street

North Bridge saloons on First Street in Moorhead, ca. 1890s. From the Flaten/Wange collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Photograph of A. J. Rustad's saloon, ca. 1890s.

A. J. Rustad’s saloon

A. J. Rustad’s saloon in Moorhead, ca. 1890s. From the Flaten/Wange Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Photograph of the exterior of Fred Ambs's saloon, ca. 1890s.

Exterior of Fred Ambs’s saloon

The exterior of Fred Ambs’s saloon in Moorhead, ca. 1890s. From the Flaten/Wange Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Photograph of the interior of Fred Ambs’s saloon, ca. 1890s.

Interior of Fred Ambs’s saloon

Interior of Fred Ambs’s saloon in Moorhead, ca. 1890s. From the Moody Family Collection, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

Dr. Henry Schmidt Memorial Hospital

Members of the small southwestern Minnesota community of Westbrook worked together and raised money to open a hospital in 1951. Since then, the hospital has seen changes and challenges but continues to meet community health needs as the smallest hospital in the state.

Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, 1992

On June 16, 1992, an F5 tornado devastated the towns of Chandler and Lake Wilson in Murray County. It was the most powerful tornado recorded in the US that year and the eighth F5 to touch down in Minnesota, reaching wind speeds in excess of 260 miles per hour and causing over $50 million in property damage. It was one of 170 twisters that hit the Northern Great Plains during the June 1992 tornado outbreak, one of the largest such outbreaks in US history.

Tubing debris wrapped around a tree in the aftermath of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

Tubing debris

Tubing debris wrapped around a tree in the aftermath of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

Tin debris caught in tree branches and in vegetation in the aftermath of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

Tin debris

Tin debris caught in tree branches and in vegetation in the aftermath of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

The remains of two school buses in a field after Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

Destroyed school buses

The remains of two school buses in a field after Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

The town of Lake Wilson in the aftermath of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

Lake Wilson

The town of Lake Wilson in the aftermath of the Chandler–Lake Wilson Tornado, June 1992.

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