Dickinson County Courthouse, Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Anniversary of the Tornado of 1936
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
by DCEM PIO

On April 30, 1936, a large, destructive tornado formed in far northeast O'Brien County, moved across northwest Clay County, and into southwest Dickinson County. The tornado continued until it lifted on the south end of West Okoboji. It is, as of today, the only known deadly tornado in Dickinson County. MORE