Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Clean Up Underway After Explosion At Minnehaha Academy Tuesday

Two people are dead and nine were injured in an explosion and partial building collapse at Minnehaha Academy on Tuesday.

The school at 3100 West River Parkway is a private, Christian, pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school. The school is on two campuses: a south campus with grades pre-K through eighth grade and a north campus with grades 9-12.

One person remains in critical condition and two others are in satisfactory condition. Six others were treated and released.

They dead were identified as Ruth Berg, 47, a receptionist at the school, and 81-year-old John Carlson, a janitor at the school.

According to KSTP, one of the injured was the school’s assistant boys soccer coach, Bryan Duffey, who was had been listed as being in critical condition.

Minneapolis Fire Chief John Freutel said most of the damage was to the center portion of the building where the explosion occurred, triggering a two-story collapse. But there is other damage all over the building.

Contracted construction at the building is being named as the cause of the explosion.

Police crime scene
Brian Jackson



Best of KDHL

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KDHL Radio quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KDHL Radio contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.