The weather may be above freezing, but we are still in the trenches of winter. With that, comes the increased risk of home fires. Last year, Red Cross workers responded to more than 700 house fires in Minnesota.
One man is in the hospital after firefighters pulled him from a burning home in Belle Plaine Thursday morning. Firefighters said that same man called them around 1:30 a.m. to say his house was on fire.
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 52-year-old man who has been missing since Oct. 4.
The father of a two-month-old Belle Plaine, Minn. boy has been charged with murder in connection with the infant’s death. Joshua Scott Sundblad, 24, has been charged with one count of third degree murder.
Ryan Dungey swept the 450 Class motos Saturday in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship’s Washougal National for his third victory of the year. Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, raced to his 30th career 450 Class victory. He’s second in the standings, 14 points behind teammate Ken Roczen with three races left.
The floods of the summer of 2014 will be remembered for years to come. But for one area high school basketball coach they are still too real. Randy Carlson and his family lost their home to a mudslide in June. They had to run to escape it. Now, the house is a total loss and none of the damage is covered by insurance.
Gov. Mark Dayton made the rounds of more Minnesota cities along flood-swollen rivers Tuesday to meet with emergency managers and local elected officials. Delano City Administrator Phil Kern told the governor a conservative estimate of damage from the Crow River is already at $250,000, about 10 percent of the city’s budget.
A motorist nearly fell into a gaping hole on a southern Minnesota road after the ground beneath it gave way. The incident was caught on dash camera, and uploaded Friday to YouTube by the Department of Transportation.
A 5-year-old Belle Plaine boy has been located safe after he went missing with his non-custodial mother Saturday afternoon, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
Ryan Dungey raced to his first AMA Supercross 450SX victory of the season Saturday night, holding off Eli Tomac at Lucas Oil Stadium. Dungey, the KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minn., has 14 career 450SX victories. He moved into second place in the standings, 23 points behind three-time defending series champion Ryan Villopoto. Cole Seely was third, followed by Villopoto and Broc Tickle.
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 barn was destroyed by a three-alarm fire Saturday evening in Belle Plaine. According to the Scott County Dispatch, the fire was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. on a farm on Meridian Circle. When crews arrived, a large barn was fully engulfed in flames. Several fire departments – including those of Belle Plaine, Sibley, Henderson, Le Sueur and Jordan – responded the blaze.
Devin Lehman is good at making her teammates look good. The Belle Plaine senior’s accumulated so many set assists this fall – 813 to be exact – for her No. 4-ranked Tigers that only two girls in the state do it better. Thursday night marks the start of the postseason for high school volleyball.
If you weren’t able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.
There’s always that one week in the football season that means a little more than all the rest. You’ve put in the practice time, you’ve been in the weight room and you’ve watched the film. It’s time to go out under the lights and get that big victory.