The tornado that swept through north Minneapolis wrecked the roof and shattered windows at Sojourner Truth Academy, forcing staff to cut the year short at the charter school, 3820 Emerson Av. N.

Crews from 'George to the Rescue,' a New York-based reality television show and local contractors spent three weeks in August and September remodeling the Sojourner Truth cafeteria, the one part of the school left untouched by the wicked winds that caused a half-million dollars in damage. Here's a look at the episode.

'Today' correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of President George W. Bush, also spent several days at the school, tagging along with 'George to the Rescue' host George Oliphant.

The Star Tribune visited Sojourner Truth Academy in August for "Amid tears and cheers, a school celebrates it recovery," a report on the 2011 kindergarten graduation postponed until the first day of school.