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An anhydrous ammonia tanker that tipped and leaked chemical into the air caused the Minnesota State Patrol to block a portion of Minnesota 86, two miles north of Lakefield Thursday afternoon.(Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

MN 86 closed north of Lakefield due to fatal crash, anhydrous spill

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10:00 p.m. UPDATE:

LAKEFIELD -- A 44-year-old St. James man is dead after his semi tractor-tanker collided with a farm tractor, entered a ditch and rolled along Minnesota 86, two miles north of Lakefield Thursday afternoon.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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