A 10-year-old girl has been found dead after a hay bale fire Thursday night in southwestern Minnesota. The fired happened at a farm west of Adrian, Minn., around 7 p.m. Once the fire was out, firefighters took apart the round hay bales and found Perry Heideman’s body lying among them.
Investigators found 15 dead horses on a Nobles County farm Tuesday afternoon. According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s office, the animals were found at a farm in Reading, which is near Worthington. Nine horses on the farm are still alive and in good condition.
President Barack Obama has declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an April ice storm.
Power company officials say Murray County area residents should have energy restored Sunday, but it’s still unclear when Nobles County will be restored.
The administrator of a small southwestern Minnesota community says a damaging ice storm has changed the city scape forever.
Gov. Mark Dayton called out the state National Guard Wednesday to help residents of southern Minnesota after an ice storm knocked out power to thousands of people and another storm threatened to dump several inches of wet snow by Thursday.
Authorities are still trying to round up some wayward buffalo that escaped from a ranch in northwest Iowa.