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Dome put back atop Marshall County courthouse nearly two years after devastating tornado

A devastating tornado hit the Marshalltown in 2018, destroying the dome of the Marshall County Courthouse. Two years later, the new dome is finally complete.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — The city of Marshalltown was devastated by a tornado in the summer of 2018.  Among the destruction was the dome of the Marshall County Courthouse.

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Now, nearly two years later, the people of Marshalltown took advantage of the nice weather to come out and see the improvements made to the courthouse - making the staple of the Marshalltown community stand out even more.

This is a time lapse of the brand new dome being put up:

Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, people got out of the house to come see the dome get put on top of the courthouse after nearly two years without it.

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