Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Clean up work began immediately after the Aho Farm roof collapse Friday morning, five fire departments and numerous volunteers arriving on the scene. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

20 cows killed in barn roof collapse

Email

About 55 firefighters from five different area fire departments rescued dozens of cows that were trapped under a collapsed roof last Friday morning.

Advertisement

The roof collapsed on a huge dairy barn at the Aho Brothers farm, north of Wolf Lake.

While many cows were saved, at least 20 died; others were traumatized by the event.

Perham Fire Chief, Mark Schmidt, said firefighters from Wolf Lake, Perham, Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Carsonville were all on scene. Firefighters and neighbors shoveled snow and removed debris to help free the animals.

Advertisement
Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness