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Fire crews remained on scene overnight at the Green Plains Renewable Energy Plant along I-94 near Fergus Falls, monitoring for flare-ups after a fire and explosion. A fire in the dryer of the ethanol plant was reported shortly after 4:00 yesterday afternoon, followed by a large explosion that blew apart a building. The plant manager says most employees had already left for the day and there were no injuries. Fire Chief Mark Hovland says investigators will be on scene later today to look for the cause. Fire departments from Dalton, Elizabeth and Underwood assisted in fighting the fire.
A Dawson-Boyd football standout was found dead on Sunday, hours after his family reported him missing. Eighteen-year-old Michael Anyasike was with a group of teenagers seen running from a party near a vacant farmhouse in Madison early Sunday morning when police responded to a call about an underage drinking party. When he didn't come home that night his parents called the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Department, who began a search and discovered Anyasike's body about a mile from the abandoned farmhouse. There is no word yet on a possible cause of death. The sheriff and the county coroner continue to investigate. Anyasike was a senior, planning to attend St. Johns University next fall.