Life on the prairie can be tough some days. Nature can turn from benign and lovely to vicious in a few moments. Two years ago our community in Alonsa Manitoba was devastated by an EF4 Tornado. Many people turned out to help us with clean up and rebuilding. This year the towns of Rapid City and Minnedosa have been hit hard. My husband and I stayed in Rapid City twice. We intend to go back and so it felt like the charming little town that we think of as a special place to go, has been flattened by the same forces that pummelled the RM of Alonsa two years ago. (Storm buffs and weather geeks take note. This storm broke the record for the tallest storm reaching higher up into the atmosphere than any other recorded storm.)
The same system brought flooding to the small charming prairie town of Minnedosa. About a week before this storm my husband and I drove into Minnedosa to the Co-op because the Tuftex we needed for my greenhouse was on sale there and out of stock at our local Co-op.
We were really enchanted by the lovely town. It had some gorgeous structures, and this pretty river running through it. We spent an hour driving around including the campground. (Tuftex strapped on our roof.) What an exceptionally pretty spot, we thought. We’ll have to come camp here this summer since we can’t travel with this COVID thing. It is heart breaking to see what happened. I am so very sorry, Minnedosa.
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