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FNS Photo by Anna Jauhola Linda and Ronny Kopfmann sit with family members Thursday among the rubble that was their farmstead near Alpena, following tornado that hit Wednesday night.

Kopfmann: ‘It was like being sandblasted:' Farm couple, only victims seriously injured by SD twister, describe ordeal

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ALPENA, S.D. — Ronny Kopfmann lost what he called his “million-dollar view” Wednesday night after a tornado destroyed his farm southwest of Alpena.

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The Jerauld County commissioner has lived on the farm the majority of his life, having been born and raised in the now-obliterated farmhouse and having raised his children there with his wife of 42 years, Linda.

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