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.
Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on collision late Monday afternoon near New Prague. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin Nelson of Farmington was driving eastbound on Highway 19, west of Church Avenue, when his 1995 Honda Accord crossed the center lane. Nelson collided head-on with 35-year-old Elizabeth Alvarez of Le Sueur, who was driving a 2000 Chevy Blazer.
While it’s only May, some Minnesota farmers are already nervous about this year’s crop outlook. The weather has pushed planting back by weeks in southeastern Minnesota.
A 53-year-old Rosemount woman died after Tuesday’s motorcycle crash near Montgomery, Minn., in Le Sueur County, the state patrol reports.
The recent storms that have hit much of the state, didn’t just impact homeowners and businesses. Farmers south and west of the Twin Cities have experienced extensive flood and hail damage. Now, some corn and soybean fields won’t bounce back.
The Department of Natural Resources reports rare whooping cranes have been sighted in Rice and Le Sueur counties in south-central Minnesota.
Hot, windy weather is whipping up wildfires in southern Minnesota.
A former Le Sueur man who pleaded guilty to a federal embezzling charge has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.
A 27-year-old woman is charged with three counts of felony theft after authorities say she stole narcotic pain medication while working as a nurse.
A man is dead after a crash involving a semi-truck Monday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.