WCCO’s coverage of the July 18, 1986 tornado over Brooklyn Park and Fridley. Unlike KARE who had the advantage of Sky 11’s footage of the tornado, WCCO relied on amateur tornado chasers who shot footage with their home video equipment. Credit: Tom Gavaras


Tim McNeill: I worked that day and I can tell you that the news management were so upset that channel 11 had live chopper coverage of this tornado. Most of the newsroom were glued to television sets all over the building watching channel 11 and their live coverage.




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