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The Hardwick Fire Department was paged at 6:58 Friday night to the Aaron and Dawn Sandbulte farm, one mile west of Kenneth on 190th Avenue, for a commodity shed reported on fire. Mutual aid for water transportation was reportedly provided by Magnolia and Edgerton fire departments, according to the...
For the first time in decades, a bridge project will be postponed in Rock County because no bids to complete the work were received. “Everyone is booked through October,” County Engineer Mark Sehr told commissioners May 21. The notice to construct a new bridge on County Road 52 over the Burlington...
Malfunction within a trailer’s brake system was the possible cause of a fire inside a toy hauler RV Thursday afternoon, May 30, on South Highway 75 in Luverne. The Luverne Fire Department was called to the scene near the intersection of Koehn Avenue and Highway 75. The call came shortly before 5 p....
Luverne Fire Department used its ladder truck to direct water into the second story of the Ellsworth City Hall.
Nine fire departments battled a blaze Tuesday at the Ellsworth City Hall. Ray Palmer, who handles maintenance for the city, said he received a phone call around 6 a.m. from school bus driver Dan Huisman who said water was streaming out of city hall and down the street. Palmer said when he arrived...
Local emergency crews responded to a corn chopper fire west of Luverne along County Road 8 Wednesday, Oct. 25. The chopper, owned by Ron Christians, was operating in a cornfield owned by Dave DeBoer. Firefighters were able to keep the crop loss to a minimum, but the chopper was destroyed. Wet...
Firemen from Magnolia, Kenneth, Ellsworth, Adrian and Luverne work to contain a fire at the Gary Frodermann farm south of Magnolia Friday night. More than 350 calves perished in the blaze, which also destroyed the barn.
More than 350 dairy calves perished in a barn fire Friday night at the Gary Frodermann farm south of Magnolia. Neighbor Chad Nelson called in the fire shortly before 8 p.m. Firefighters from Magnolia, Kenneth, Ellsworth, Adrian and Luverne were on the scene from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday...
Jim and Marilyn Van Santen's home on County Road 6 north of Beaver Creek had significant damage from a Monday blaze. The cause of the fire is unclear.
It’s not immediately evident looking at the exterior of the house, but Luverne Fire Chief David Van Batavia said Jim and Marilyn Van Santen’s home is “significantly damaged.” The house on County Road 6 north of Beaver Creek and west of Luverne caught fire Monday evening and a neighbor reported it...
A July 5 fire destroyed the 115-foot timber-pile bridge that used to span the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the blaze, while county officials weigh replacement options
Replacement of the fire-damaged County Road 52 bridge may take Rock County officials a year. The timber-piling bridge was destroyed by fire in the early morning of July 5. The bridge is located in Martin Township, about four miles northwest of Hills. It allowed traffic to cross over the Burlington...
The following appeared in the Rock County Herald in 1885:   April 3, 1885 Geo B. Huntington had the misfortune to lose several stacks of hay, nearly all of which was timothy, by a prairie fire which swept over a portion of his land in section 3 of this township, last Friday. The loss is estimated...
Paul and Emily Evers and their daughter, Allyssa, were displaced from their Kanaranzi home, which was destroyed in a fire March 21.
The Paul and Emily Evers family is homeless today after their Kanaranzi home was destroyed last night by fire. “It’s tough,” Emily Evers said Wednesday morning. “But we’re so glad everyone’s OK.” She said they were eating supper Tuesday night when she noticed flames in the kitchen. “Flames were...

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