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Gas leak forces evacuation in Pepin County

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ARKANSAW - Authorities evacuated about 25 homes in rural Pepin County Wednesday afternoon following an incident involving a natural gas pipeline.

A farmer using a backhoe scraper in his field on 730th Street near Silver Birch Road and Round Hill Road hit the 8-inch diameter pipeline, according to Mike Loffer of Northern Natural Gas Co., which owns and operates the pipeline.

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