How to recover from a disaster

Leave it to MPR’s Nikki Tundel to find the real story in the wake of last week’s tornadoes in rural Minnesota.

It’s a guy picking up barbed wire along a road, a family living in an uninhabitable house because they’re not ready to leave their own beds, it’s people appearing from nowhere to put tarps on the damaged houses of people they don’t know, it’s people recovering from a disaster the only way they know how: starting.

Anybody want to bet against the Zeller family?

Nikki consistently tells great stories, often without saying a word, or — in this case — taking credit.

  • Julie Felt


    What a terrific story-telling.The camerawork is just beautiful here; I never saw “prettier” shots of tornado damage. Very deftly done.