Clarks Grove News


04/15/2018 01:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Airport Shut Down, No Travel Advisory, Vehicles in Ditches, Downed Tree Sum Up Local Storm Scene 

A historic snowstorm is wreaking havoc in our area this weekend. As of Saturday, 8:45 p.m., Minnesota State Patrol reported 403 crashes, 47 of them with injuries.


04/09/2018 12:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Ellendale Man Struggles with Insurance Company Following Tornado 

It's been over a year since a tornado ripped through the Ellendale and Clarks Grove area, but many homeowners are still dealing with the aftermath. For one tornado victim, Joseph Butler, his biggest battle is not with the cleanup it's with his insurance company.


03/12/2018 09:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
MN Volunteer FFs Find Joy in Helping Others 

March 11--Long nights battling fires to harrowing medical calls following car crashes are situations volunteer firefighters face in their positions. Carl Anderson of the Clarks Grove Fire Department has been on the force for 39 years, serving as fire chief for 29. In his position, he has been paged to fires in the middle of night in temperatures that have ranged from 20 to 30 below zero.


03/11/2018 03:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
One Year After Tornado, New Clarks Grove Fire Station Plans Unveiled 

Just over a year ago, an EF-1 tornado ripped through the tiny Freeborn County town of Clarks Grove, damaging much of the city's downtown, including the fire station. While much of the damage has been repaired, the fire station remains empty, but plans are underway to replace the building with a new station that's nearly twice the size.