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Author Scott Thoma is shown with former WCCO news anchor Don Shelby during a promotional event for "Out of the Blue."

Out of the blue: Book about 1968 tornado includes connections to Worthington

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TRACY -- June 13, 1968. It's a date that has both haunted and fascinated Scott Thoma for most of his life.

Thoma was 9 years old that day when the first recorded F5 tornado in Minnesota history tore through his hometown of Tracy, killing nine people, injuring 125 others and destroying nearly one-fourth of the town's structures.

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Beth Rickers
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