June 15, 2024

Two injured Northstar Manor explosion Friday

Photos by Ashton Hagen Firemen from Hoffman, Barrett, and Elbow Lake responded to an explosion Friday at the Northstar Manor HRA building.

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An explosion at the Northstar Manor in Hoffman just before 9:30 Friday morning injured two people. The extent of the injuries was unknown at the time the Herald went to press. 

Both were reportedly taken to an area hospital, according to a new release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.   

The sheriff’s office received multiple 911 calls shortly after the explosion. Grant County Deputies, the Minnesota State Patrol, the Hoffman Ambulance/Fire, Barrett Fire and Lake Region Ambulance all responded to the scene of the explosion.

All tenants of the apartments were evacuated from the apartment building that is owned Grant County Housing and Redevelopment Authority apartment building has 18 to 20 units. Residents were brought to the Hoffman Community Center to be checked on and to be counted.

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