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The State Fire Marshal's office continues to investigate the cause of the explosion Tuesday that destroyed a house on Big Kandiyohi Lake. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Fire Marshal working on cause of Big Kandi Lake, Minn., house explosion

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WILLMAR -- The State Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate to determine the cause of a fatal house explosion and fire Wednesday afternoon on Big Kandiyohi Lake.


According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the man found dead in the house by emergency responders is Daniel Ray Rustad, 64, of Lake Lillian.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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