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Longtime Grey Cloud Island resident Kyle Dippel, who grew up on the property where the lime kiln stood, said the collapse of the structure was like losing a friend. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Grey Cloud Island lime kiln collapses

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Overlooking the Grey Cloud Island Channel, the 168-year-old lime kiln, a prominent structure that defined the early industrial era in south Washington County, has collapsed.


Shortly before noon Friday, the free-standing kiln was discovered in shambles.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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