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Cannon Falls, MN (KROC-AM News) - Police in Cannon Falls responded to an apparent molasses explosion this morning.

A news release says a railcar containing molasses exploded around 7 AM at the Progressive Rail facility in Cannon Falls. Significant structural damage to a building at the site was reported, but there were no injuries.

The area surrounding the explosion was affected by molasses that was ejected by the blast but it does not appear any hazardous substances were involved. Officials say an assessment of the area impacted by the incident is underway and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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