RANDALL (WJON News) - An underground propane tank was the cause of an explosion Saturday near Randall.

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The Morrison County Sheriff’s office was alerted to a possible explosion just before noon Saturday at a residence on Lakewood Drive, about three miles north of Randall in Cushing Township.

An investigation revealed that 65-year-old Joseph Then of Randall was driving a tractor on his property. The tractor hit an underground propane tank valve and a spark caused the tank to explode.

Officials say Then was badly burned in the explosion and flown to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died of his injuries.


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