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No one hurt in SE Minnesota grain elevator explosion

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Aug 10, 2012 at 6:41 am

KASSON, MN (AP) - A grain dust explosion and fire have damaged part of a grain elevator in southeastern Minnesota, but no one was hurt.
 
A Dodge County sheriff's dispatcher says the blast was reported at Kasson's Greenway Co-op just before 2 p.m. Thursday.
 
Co-op general manager Tim Clemens tells the Post-Bulletin of Rochester (http://bit.ly/OYLjpN) that damage from the fire is expected to be minimal.
 
The explosion happened in a ''leg'' that lifts corn. The leg is about 60 feet tall.
 
Firefighters from Kasson and Dodge Center responded.
 
The grain elevator was the focus of a $5.5 million expansion last year. Repairs are expected to be made in a day or two.

 

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