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Blasting compound detonated at South Transfer Station

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They say in life and in dynamite, timing is everything.

Such was the case Wednesday in Park Rapids.

In a case of unfortunate timing, a jar of blasting compound was detonated at the South Transfer Station just after 4 p.m.


Moments after that a fire call came in. A house downtown was on fire.

The two incidents weren't related. But the blast was heard throughout the city and an event that began earlier in the day became linked to one much later.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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