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Associated Press, Published August 09 2012

No one hurt in SE Minn. grain elevator explosion

KASSON, Minn. — 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 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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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.