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Gary Woltermann

More questions than answers at Columbus train forum

COLUMBUS — Columbus Mayor Gary Woltermann has spent more than 70 years in this Stillwater County seat, and he remembers when a train passing through town was a “big deal.”

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A construction worker stands on an interior wall

A construction worker stands on an interior wall

A construction worker stands on an interior wall to steady a large beam Thursday at the new home of Harrison and Darlene Fagg. The Fagg residence was one of five houses destroyed by a gas explosion on Granite Avenue in June.

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Harrison and Darlene Fagg are rebuilding their house

Harrison and Darlene Fagg are rebuilding their house

Harrison and Darlene Fagg are rebuilding their house five months after the Granite Avenue home of Gary Woltermann, just below theirs, was destroyed by a natural gas explosion.

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Residents regroup, rebuild 5 months after gas explosion

Residents regroup, rebuild 5 months after gas explosion

Nearly five months after a natural-gas explosion leveled a house at 1411 Granite Ave., the neighborhood around the site was jumping this week.

October 29, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Investigations into West End house explosion continue

Investigations into West End house explosion continue

The official investigation into an explosion that leveled a West End home and damaged several others a week ago has wrapped up as private investigators continue to look into the incident.

June 15, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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Granite Avenue residents face uncertainty after explosion

Granite Avenue residents face uncertainty after explosion

Bolted to the Rimrocks above the neighborhood that snakes around Granite Avenue is a small, metal sculpture of an angel looking down on the houses below.

June 10, 2011 5:23 pm Photos

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Ossie Abrams

Ossie Abrams

Ossie Abrams looks down at the rubble in front of her home on Granite Avenue on Friday. The windows are boarded up and her property is littered with debris after the explosion Wednesday that leveled one house and severely damaged others in the neighborhood.

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Ossie Abrams

Ossie Abrams

Ossie Abrams was busy Friday cleaning up in and around her home on Granite Avenue.

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Explosion damage

Explosion damage

Debris litters the front yard of a home at 1412 Granite Ave. after it burned from the explosion on Wednesday that leveled a home across the street.

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NorthWestern Energy linemen

NorthWestern Energy linemen

NorthWestern Energy linemen finish installing new power poles Friday on Granite Avenue. Two poles were broken off in the explosion Wednesday.

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Billings Fire Marshal Mike Spini holds a news conference

Billings Fire Marshal Mike Spini holds a news conference

Billings Fire Marshal Mike Spini holds a news conference Thursday afternoon regarding the explosion at a home on Granite Avenue.

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Investigation of house explosion could take 'multiple weeks'

Investigation of house explosion could take 'multiple weeks'

Investigators sifting through the remains of a Billings home obliterated by an explosion Wednesday have ruled out an intentionally caused incident, but don’t know yet what caused the blast.

June 09, 2011 3:21 pm Photos

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A pink flag marks what looks like a gas line

A pink flag marks what looks like a gas line

A pink flag marks what looks like a gas line Thursday as ATF investigators comb through the rubble where an explosion occurred Wednesday at Gary Woltermann's home on Granite Avenue.

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A crime scene van is parked near the scene of an explosion

A crime scene van is parked near the scene of an explosion

A crime scene van is parked near the scene of an explosion that occurred Wednesday on Granite Avenue in Billings.

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Explosion investigation

Explosion investigation

An investigator from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was among those combing through the rubble where an explosion occurred Wednesday on Granite Avenue.

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Investigators comb the remains of a home that exploded

Investigators comb the remains of a home that exploded

Investigators comb the remains of a home that exploded Wednesday on Granite Avenue in Billings.

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Explosion aftermath

Explosion aftermath

A piece of sheet music, adorned with a chunk of insulation, sat in the rain near the scene of Wednesday's explosion.

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Gary Woltermann's white grand piano sits upside down in the burned rubble

Gary Woltermann's white grand piano sits upside down in the burned rubble

Gary Woltermann's white grand piano, now fire-blackened, sits upside down in the charred rubble of his home Thursday.

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A shard of glass sticks in a closet door at Harrison Fagg's home

A shard of glass sticks in a closet door at Harrison Fagg's home

The force of the explosion broke windows at the nearby home of Harrison and Darlene Fagg, driving this shard of glass into a closet door.

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Harrison Fagg stands in his house

Harrison Fagg stands in his house

Architect Harrison Fagg's home, which sits just uphill of the blast site, was badly damaged by the explosion.

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