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When bad things happen, good people show up


October 11, 2018

A bad thing happened on August 21.

A storm arrived that wouldn't leave. Rain fell in torrents. The Black Earth Creek roared out of its banks and a flood worse than any in recorded history swept through our small towns.

The result was widespread devastation to houses, businesses and public services. People were trapped in their homes. Vehicles stalled on highways. The torrent poured into basements and pulled the foundations out from under many buildings.

But amidst the bad was amazing good. In the worst moments, we became our best selves. Our neighbors became our saviors – often at gre...

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