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In a file photo from 2008, a huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa. The powerful tornado that ripped through Oklahoma Monday, killing 24 people, has focused attention on the safety of school children during violent storms. Lori Mehmen | Associated Press

Bemidji, other districts, required to have plans in place for possible tornado

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ST. PAUL — The powerful tornado that ripped through Oklahoma Monday, killing 24, has focused attention on the safety of Minnesota school children during violent storms.

At least seven of the dead in Moore, a suburb south of Oklahoma City, were children taking refuge in a school, according to the latest reports.

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