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Barn collapses near New York Mills

Sheriff deputies reported the collapse of a barn north of New York Mills at 5:30 p.m. on March 12.

The location was close to Highway 67.

The south half of a large loafing barn, owned by Kohler Dairy, collapsed and trapped from 80 to 100 cattle. The good news is that many of the cattle were outside the 110-by-200-foot facility when first responders arrived.

"The New York Mills Fire Department and multiple neighbors assisted the owners with removing approximately two dozen cattle," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke.

Later, enough debris was removed with a track-hoe so that the dairy operation could again be functional.

Also on the scene, in addition to sheriff's deputies and the Mills fire department, was Tri County Ambulance.

"There were multiple family members, neighbors and friends assisting with the cleanup as well," Van Dyke added.

Snowmobile stolen NE of Parkers Prairie

A snowmobile was reported missing on March 12 from 625th Avenue in Eastern Township, northeast of Parkers Prairie.

The snowmobile was described as a 2004 Polaris RMK 800 which was described as yellow and gray in color.

The keys had been left in the ignition, according to sheriff's deputies.

It is believed that the snowmobile was stolen sometime after 7 p.m. on March 11. Anyone with information is asked to contact the county sheriff office at 218-998-8555.

Vehicle accident west of Perham

The county sheriff office said that one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident March 15, west of Perham.

The injury was non-life threatening in the accident that took place at 1:14 p.m.

Authorities said the accident took place near the intersection of Highway 34 and Harvest Avenue.

Portable fish house, other items stolen

Sheriff deputies received a call about the theft of a portable fish house and other items on March 15 at the east side of Star Lake.

The location was the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and 390th Street.

Also taken were a depth finder and other items.