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Ellsworth Middle School evacuated due to gas leak

The Ellsworth Middle School was evacuated at 5 p.m., Wednesday due to a confirmed gas leak. 

In an e-mail sent to all parents, Principal Pete Nusbaum said the source of the leak was a defective part that was being fixed on a middle school dryer. Some events had to be moved as a result. Nusbaum said the leak was fixed and school personnel are working to make the building safe. 

School was in session Thursday. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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