The city of Northrop is facing a bill of nearly a quarter–million–dollars to fix damage caused by a December grain elevator explosion.

The Fairmont Sentinel is reporting that repairs to the area surrounding the site of the LB Pork grain elevator will cost $248,000.

Northrop mayor Tom Wakey told the newspaper that he is frustrated over the lack of state aid being given to the city to cover the bill, which Northrop is currently responsible for.

Last week, Minnesota's state fire marshal released a report stating the cause of the explosion was officially undetermined.

----KEYC News 12