All December long, WCCO’s been making the season brighter for families whose stories touched us this year. Earlier this month, a fire destroyed the Lemke family’s barn in Belle Plaine. They lost their kids’ outdoor toys and some special chickens that were used as therapy for their son’s ADHD. We invited the Lemkes to WCCO in downtown Minneapolis for a Christmas surprise we hope they’ll never forget.
A Belle Plaine family is struggling to salvage the holiday season after a barn fire killed two dozen chickens and two roosters that were used as therapy for their special needs child.
More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.
A 52-year-old farmer in the central Minnesota town of Watkins lost five calves in a barn fire Friday morning, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Approximately 180 pigs have been killed in a Conger, Minn. barn fire Tuesday morning.
The owner of a central Minnesota turkey barn says he’s out an estimated $500,000 after his barn, which housed 17,000 young turkeys, burned down, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says.
Authorities are investigating after a fire caused significant damage to a pole barn in western Minnesota on Monday.
A couple with a farm in rural Stearns County is thankful it still has cattle after a large fire destroyed two of their buildings over the weekend, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
A homeowner says a barn fire killed $60,000 worth of rabbits, destroyed $8,000 worth of horse saddles and harnesses and $2,500 worth of manure spreader.
At least 50 cows were killed in a barn fire in Spring Hill Township, Minn. early Friday morning.