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Some East Ridge High School students were staged Friday at Bielenberg Sports Center after an evacuation of the building for a possible gas leak. Staff photo by Mike Longaecker

East Ridge update: Odor was non-gas related; students can return for belongings

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Students were invited to return to East Ridge High School Friday afternoon after officials determined that an odor detected earlier in the day – and prompted an evacuation – at the building was benign.


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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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