Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Stories from the Tracy, Minnesota, tornado remembered and published 44 years later » Tracy tornado

Eric Lantz, 16, of Walnut Grove, shot this award-winning photo of the Tracy tornado as it was leaving town. He often took photos for the Walnut Grove Tribune, owned by his uncle, Everett Lantz. This image by Eric was awarded third place in the 1968 National Newspaper Association contest for best news photo.

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