On this day in 1980 ...

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A grain elevator explosion consumed the small town of Hartland, Minn. causing over $500,000 of damage, injuring the owner's nephew and consuming the resources of nine community fire departments. Just weeks prior, firefighters across Freeborn County participated in a drill to prepare for such disasters, an exercise that is believed to have minimized the damage and injury.

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