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Homeowner Jeff Hille, right, sits with his brother-in-law Kole Heckendorf as they watch a fire destroy their home after a plane crashed into the home at 731 Garden Place in Sauk Rapids. Jason Wachter / St. Cloud Times

Former Bison Heckendorf on plane crashing into house: 'I'm blessed to still be here'

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SAUK RAPIDS, MINN. – It felt like a bomb going off.

Former North Dakota State University wide receiver Kole Heckendorf had just come home from a golf tournament Friday with his brother-in-law Jeff Hille, a former pitcher for the Bison baseball team.


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