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Published October 24, 2012, 03:23 PM

Man severely injured in Minnesota home explosion

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — An Albert Lea woman credits her two children with saving the life of their father after an explosion in their home on Sunday.

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — An Albert Lea woman credits her two children with saving the life of their father after an explosion in their home on Sunday.

Cathy Rofshus tells the Albert Lea Tribune that her 48-year-old husband, Ron Rofshus, had started working with chemicals in a workroom under the family's concrete driveway when "something went terribly wrong."

She says the explosion severely injured her husband. He made his way to the main part of the house and yelled for his children to call 911.

Cathy Rofshus says her 12-year-old daughter called 911, and then her daughter and her 10-year-old son followed the dispatcher's instructions to apply towels and blankets to her husband's wounds.

Ron Rofshus was in serious condition Wednesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The explosion remains under investigation.

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