A piece of history comes tumbling down in smokestack implosion

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MINNESOTA – A piece of history comes tumbling down in Minnesota.

An implosion leveled the 10-story “island station”, with its 180 foot smokestack, in Saint Paul this morning.

The coal-fired power plant sat along the Mississippi River, upstream from downtown Saint Paul.

The City council designated it a historical heritage site, but that designation offers no protection. according to Minnesota public radio news.

The property is being sold to developers.