It happened in the West Bank neighborhood near the U of M. I believe the area is populated by mostly Somalis, the building where the blast occurred is next to a mosque. The reason for the blast has yet to be determined, but it appears it may have originated in an apartment on one of the upper floors.
An explosion ripped through an apartment building in Minneapolis Wednesday, sending at least 13 people to the hospital after several were forced to jump from the windows to escape the chaos, authorities said.
It is unclear what caused the explosion or where it happened. The first floor is a grocery store, with 10 apartments occupying the second and third floors. - Source