Records published for Nov. 10
This is the records summary for Nov. 10.
Turkey barn destroyed in fire
ST. MARTIN — A barn fire early Thursday morning near St. Martin killed about 6,000 turkeys.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the fire was reported at 1:21 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin Farm Inc. in the 28000 block of County Road 12.
By the time emergency crews arrived, a 1,000-foot barn was engulfed in flames.
One section was totally destroyed but the other half of the barn sustained minimal damage.
Although approximately 6,000 turkeys perished in the fire, action was taken to keep the other barns on the farm functioning properly and to maintain the health of the remaining turkeys.
The St. Martin Fire Department and Lake Henry Fire Department were at the scene, along with the Paynesville ambulance.
The incident will remain under the investigation.
Potential pipe bomb destroyed in Madison
MADISON — The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office reported the removal and destruction of a device that could have been a pipe bomb found in a residence Wednesday in Madison.
There is no ongoing public threat from this incident.
In a news release, the Sheriff's Office said it received information about the potential bomb and deputies, an agent from the FBI and the Minneapolis bomb squad went to the residence and removed the device. It was then destroyed without incident.
The investigation is ongoing.