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Rebuilding starts at co-op in Pilger, NE

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PILGER, NE (KTIV/US92) -

The rebuilding effort continues in Pilger, Nebraska after the tornado on June 16.

The employees at the Pilger Co-Operative are doing everything they can to get it fully functioning again after the storm.

Ryan Kruger was one of six employees who were working inside when the two tornados hit the town last month.

The group went inside the office vault when they saw flying debris. After only a couple of minutes, they opened the door to see the roof collapsed and the town flattened outside the window.

While the office building was taken down last week, Kruger says they are back to running semi-normal.

"Hopefully three grain bins here by the end of the month up by the fall plus some temporary storage start office in the next few weeks, everything else depending on construction crews," Kruger said.

Not only was the co-op's office damaged, but three grain bins were destroyed as well along with 80,000 bushels of soybeans and 190,000 bushels of corn.

Kruger says they are still spraying, dry spreading and trying to do their day-to-day business.

"It's still going to be a strong community, it's going to come back, ands going to be better than it was before", said Kruger.

Although they can't take grain in Pilger right now, they are accepting it at the Wisner location.

 

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