The Steele County Courthouse was flooded by a broken water pipe on Tuesday, sending many employees home and canceling hearings.

Investigators are trying to figure out if it was due to the cold or if there was another reason the pipe burst.

Damage was extensive to all three floors; no damage estimate amount is available yet. No one was injured. Cleanup was expected to continue into Wednesday and no word yet on when or where the courthouse will resume activities.

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