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Taconite Harbor (Undated file photo courtesy of Minnesota Power)

Worker injured in power-plant explosion

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An employee of Minnesota Power's Taconite Harbor Energy Center was injured Monday morning in an explosion at the coal-burning power plant.

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Minnesota Power reports that firefighters and emergency responders were called about 9:20 a.m. to the facility along the North Shore of Lake Superior and cared for 41-year-old Joe Fredrickson, of Silver Bay, an 11-year employee who was in the coal bunker room at the time of the explosion.

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