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Explosion injures one in Swift County

BENSON -- A Swift County man was injured Monday afternoon in an explosion at a rural residence east of Benson. The injured man was identified as Brian Orsten, 51, of Benson. He was initially taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital and later air...

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BENSON - A Swift County man was injured Monday afternoon in an explosion at a rural residence east of Benson.

The injured man was identified as Brian Orsten, 51, of Benson.

He was initially taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Minneapolis for medical evaluation, according to Swift County Sheriff John Holtz.

The explosion was reported at 3:55 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of state Highway 9 Northeast.

There was no additional information about how the explosion happened or if the home was damaged.

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Holtz said the explosion is under investigation by the Swift County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal.

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Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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