March 29, 1998, a day people in St. Peter, Comfrey and other towns in southern Minnesota will never forget as a powerful tornado tore through the heart of the communities
The tornado produced 150 to 200 mph winds that damaged 59 buildings on the campus.It also shattered 80% of the windows and destroyed or uprooted 2000 trees.
On March 29th, an F3 tornado ripped through St. Peter. Lives were lost and millions of dollars in damage sustained.
Most of the town of Comfrey was destroyed after the 1998 tornado, leaving many wondering how to move forward.
The March 1998 tornadoes had an impact on many in southern Minnesota. KEYC News 12's Mitch Keegan visited with St. Peter community members in 2008, the 10 year anniversary of the tornado.