Wes Michaels -- a local hero
In late fall of 1976, our little town of Fertile, Minn., escaped what could have been a major disaster.
A train rolled through town just after 11 p.m., pulling several propane tanker cars. One of them apparently had a leak. When a spark flew, all hell broke loose.
Leaking propane had apparently spread throughout town before the spark, for people dozens of blocks away reported seeing their lawns on fire.