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February 5, 1924

February 5, 2008

Forty-one-ore miners drown or were fatally buried in mud, and seven more escape by climbing a ladder. The Milford mine disaster happened North of Crosby on the Cuyuna Range in northern Minnesota when a nearby lake suddenly emptied into an underground mining operation. A county inspector, who had visited the mine the week before the accident, would later state that every precaution had been taken and that the flooding was unavoidable.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.