Skip to main content

Natural gas leak prompts partial Stillwater prison evacuation

No injuries were reported after a natural gas leak was capped by an Xcel Energy crew inside Stillwater state prison Friday morning. The Department of Corrections said that contractors severed a gas line at about 8:30 a.m., and prisoners working in shops in nearby buildings were sent back to their cells, but not locked down.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

No injuries were reported after a natural gas leak was capped by an Xcel Energy crew inside Stillwater state prison Friday morning. The Department of Corrections said that contractors severed a gas line at about 8:30 a.m., and prisoners working in shops in nearby buildings were sent back to their cells, but not locked down.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 9.24.48 AM

DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate

The push to pass a slate of abortion and healthcare-related bills comes after a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated Roe v Wade will be overturned.

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 8.16.56 AM

Teen hospitalized after going missing for 40 mins in St. Croix River

The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.

Screen Shot 2022-05-13 at 7.23.52 AM

Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases

This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 7.12.27 PM

Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County

The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.

FSmb9kkWAB0UBqk

Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN

Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.

canoe

Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University

Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.

pexels beer bar craft brewery

MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 8.02.19 PM

Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities

It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.

storm

Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms

Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.

fire pixabay stock

1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

Wind storms tree

Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Related

Chlorine leak prompts hazmat precaution in Mahtomedi

Firefighters asked Mahtomedi residents to stay indoors following a chlorine leak Friday. The chlorine leak happened at a water pumping station. There were no injuries.