The Fargo Public Library is pleased to welcome regional author Scott Thoma to the downtown Main Library for a presentation and discussion of his book Out of the Blue set for Tuesday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. The book tells the true story of two sisters and their miraculous survival of one of the most powerful tornadoes in Minnesota history. Out of the Blue chronicles how on June 13, 1968, the town of Tracy, MN was struck by the first-recorded F5 tornado in Minnesota history. In all, nine people were killed and 125 others were injured. Nearly one fourth of the town’s homes were destroyed, including the elementary school and several businesses. Thoma’s presentation will include photos which chronicle the aftermath of this natural disaster. A book signing will follow the event; books will be available for purchase.
Author Scott Thoma lived in Tracy, MN when the tornado struck. Thoma was an award-winning sports reporter and sports editor at a Minnesota daily newspaper for nearly 30 years and currently lives in Willmar, MN.
For more information, contact the Main Library Information Desk at 241-1492.
Fargo Public Libraryevents are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children 9 and under. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a complete list of upcoming events, visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.