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Boiler explosion forces Mpls. school evacuation

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students are back in class after a boiler explosion forced the evacuation of an elementary school in Minneapolis.

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School officials say the boiler exploded around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Harriet Upper Elementary School.

KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/YH4mOh) reports students were evacuated to a nearby fire station, and have now returned to class.

No one was hurt.

Work is being done to either repair the boiler or see if a secondary boiler can be used.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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