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Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman, Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer and Dave Konshok confer as to their plan of attack during an emergency drill Thursday afternoon at the Lamb-Weston RDO plant. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Chemical spill drill south of Park Rapids simulated ammonia leak at potato plant

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Controlled chaos descended upon the Lamb-Weston RDO plant Thursday afternoon as a simulated chemical spill brought all hands on deck.


The drill was required under the Department of Homeland Security, which wants counties and local governments to be prepared for any eventuality. Last year's tornado qualified as the "real deal" in emergency management training, said Dave W. Konshok, Hubbard County's Emergency Management Director.

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