MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The two people killed in an explosion at a Minneapolis
school were both longtime and well-known employees.

Ruth Berg was a receptionist at Minnehaha Academy, and had worked at the
private Christian school for 17 years. Her fiance says they were planning to get
married in September, and had received their wedding invitations a day before
Wednesday's fatal explosion.

The other employee killed, 81-year-old John Carlson, worked at the school for
14 years. He graduated from the academy in 1953, and also sent his children

A school spokeswoman says Carlson was a custodian and ``like a grandfather
figure'' to students. He also known for was handing out ice cream treats to
students and staff.