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Car crash cancels classes at Randall elementary school

A crash on Highway 10 caused a power outage Tuesday, April 5, at Dr. S.G. Knight Elementary School in Randall.

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RANDALL — A crash on Highway 10 caused a power outage Tuesday, April 5, at Dr. S.G. Knight Elementary School in Randall.

Posted to their website Tuesday morning , school officials said they lost power and it was not expected to be restored to the building until later that day.

As a precaution, the students were evacuated to St. James Church and the district asked parents to pick up their children at the church, Little Falls Superintendent Stephen Jones said.

“A car accident on Highway 10 hit some transmission lines,” Jones said. “As a result, the transformer outside of Dr. Knight caught on fire, cutting off power to the school. So we evacuated the kids to the church nearby.”

After talking with Minnesota Power and learning power would not be restored till later in the day, school staff decided the best course of action was to send the students home for the day.

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Assisting at the crash scene were the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Randall Fire Department.

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