Fillmore County

Family Members Identified In Fatal Amish Farmhouse FireAuthorities have identified the members of an Amish family whose house was engulfed in a fatal fire early Monday morning in southern Minnesota. The fire happened just north of Canton, near the intersection of County Road 21 and 130th Street, about 20 minutes south of Lanesboro in Filmore County.
Sheriff: 2 Dead After Fire At Amish FarmhouseTwo members of an Amish family were killed Monday in an early morning house fire in southern Minnesota. Some other people were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Fire Destroys Beloved Preston Bowling AlleyFire destroyed a southeastern Minnesota bowling alley and restaurant that the Fillmore County Sheriff called a focal point in town. Flames ripped through the B & B Olympic Bowl in Preston just after 5:30 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Charges: Minn. Man Pulled Gun On People TP-ing HouseA southern Minnesota man is facing charges for allegedly using a gun to threaten two people who were toilet papering a house.
State Patrol: 2 Dead In Separate Crashes In Fillmore Co.At least two people died in separate head-on crashes Tuesday in Fillmore County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The first accident happened just after 7 a.m. on Highway 52. A southbound Infiniti FX collided head-on with a northbound Pontiac Grand AM, which had drifted into the Infiniti's lane.
Woman Hurt Falling Out Of Car WindowA 23-year-old Rochester woman was injured after she fell out of a moving vehicle's window Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident happened along Highway 52 east of Chatfield, Minnesota in Fillmore County.
Finding Minnesota: The Cave That Pigs DiscoveredIt's been 90 years since three pigs unwittingly discovered one of Minnesota's hidden treasures. The animals fell through a sinkhole in a pasture in 1924 and their squeals led searchers into a previously unseen series of underground tunnels, now known as Niagara Cave. For many centuries, water had slowly been chiseling, molding and sculpting through a half mile section of limestone beneath a Fillmore County farm field.
7 Tubers, 1 Kayaker Capsize In Waters Across The State Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.
Finding Minnesota: The Sinkhole Capital Of The U.S.Many communities in Minnesota take pride in their oversized attractions. Red Wing, for example, has the world’s largest leather boot while Darwin has the largest ball of twine. But fewer know about Fountain’s claim to fame: the number of spots where the ground has collapsed.
Hail Pounds Parts Of Wis., Minn.Thunderstorms packing heavy rain, hail and high winds have pounded parts of southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a cooperative observer measured 2.5-inch hail near La Crosse Thursday.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 CountiesGov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
Exploding Target Kills Fillmore ManA bachelor party near Arendahl Township in Fillmore County turned deadly Saturday when a man standing behind a shooter was hit with shrapnel. The Fillmore County Sheriff's office says Jeffrey Taylor and his sons were invited to a party where people were shooting at explosive targets made of Tannerite. Sheriff Daryl Jennsen said metal objects exploded with the Tannerite

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