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Litchfield house explodes Friday morning; couple survives


LITCHFIELD -- A Litchfield couple escaped serious injury early Friday morning when there was an apparent explosion at their rural home near Lake Ripley southwest of town.

Larry McMains, 60, and his wife, Barbara Ann McMains, 56, awoke in their home when they heard the explosion, but were able to get out of their home safely, according to Meeker County Chief Deputy Jeff Norlin. The McMains home is at 60219 245th St., Litchfield.

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Sharon Bomstad
Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's lifestyle magazine Live it!, as well as the new business publication Business2Business. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 30 years.
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