BARNESVILLE

GoFundMe Started For Barnesville Family After House Fire

Scott and Megan Bauer and their three young children escaped the house after it was hit by lightning

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A GoFundMe account has been started for a Barnesville family who lost their home to fire early this week. Scott and Megan Bauer and their three young children escaped the house after it was hit by lightning during storms. Strong winds helped fuel the fire and it eventually destroyed the house. The family lost nearly everything inside….

House Fire In Barnesville During Thunderstorm

Fire Reported Around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday

BARNESVILLE, MINN. (KFGO) – Firefighters are on scene battling a house fire in Barnesville, Minnesota in the midst of a severe thunderstorm, reported shortly before 3:30 Wednesday morning.  The initial report indicated the house, just east of the Clay County Fairgrounds, was struck by lightning. Flames coming from the roof of the home were visible from some distance away. KFGO’s…

Barnesville is getting a makeover

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Barnesville is working on a $2.5 million housing unit on the east side of the city. The Del Acres Gilbertson Third Addition will feature 58 large building lots. The project is set to be finished in September. Near that addition are seven new homes under construction. Contractors are also working on a $27 million expansion at Barnesville’s elementary…

COVID-19 Takes Out The 2020 Potato Days Festival

Potato Days will return for its 30th anniversary celebration in 2021

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — There will be no mashed potato wrestling in Barnesville this summer. The annual Potato Days Festival set for late August has been canceled. The organizers say the decision was difficult, but necessary because of COVID-19 concerns. They say Potato Days will return for its 30th anniversary celebration in 2021. The event typically attracts more than 22,000 people…

$1 Million Dollar Bond Set For Barnesville Foster Mom

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) – Bond has been set at $1 million without conditions, or $500,000 with conditions for a Barnesville woman accused of killing a foster child in her care. Thirty-five-year-old Kellie Jo Anderson made her first court appearance Wednesday in Clay County District Court. Anderson is charged with second-degree murder. Prosecutors say the young boy was “blue and lifeless”…

Barnesville Woman Charged In Boy’s Death

Thirty-five-year-old Kellie Jo Anderson of Barnesville was originally arrested last week in Fargo for felony neglect.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) – Second-degree murder charges have been filed in connection with the death of a young boy in Barnesville, Minn. Thirty-five-year-old Kellie Jo Anderson of Barnesville was originally arrested last week in Fargo for felony neglect. According to documents filed in Clay County District Court, the child was “blue and lifeless” and had multiple bruises on his face,…

Child Death Investigation Leads to Barnesville Woman’s Arrest

The investigation is still ongoing.

BARNESVILLE, Minn.–A Barnesville woman has been arrested after a child died at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Barnesville Police Department were called to the hospital for reports of felony neglect on Thursday. Shortly after officers opened an investigation, the child passed away. Thirty-five-year-old Kellie Anderson was taken into custody and charged with felony neglect. Police…

Barnesville DQ Closes After Two Employees Report Being Near COVID-19 Patient

They are at home and under self-quarantine

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Barnesville Dairy Queen has put out a notice that two employees there were near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employees have not tested positive and do not have any symptoms. They are at home and under self-quarantine. As a precaution the Dairy Queen has suspended its operations and closed for the time being. Minnesota…

Barnesville Celebrates Leap Year With A Frog-Themed Party

The kids took part in some friendly competitions

FARGO, N.D- Once a year, the museum brings out all kinds of crazy hair colors, gels, and pipe cleaners for kids to wear on their hair. The hairstyles that they see the most are ponytails with rainbow colors and pipe cleaners curled on the hair. They also say green and purple are the most popular colors. For the museum, it’s…

Geeking Out Over A Town Of The Week Tie

Adam Ladwig Has Been Waiting For This Moment for Years

  I’ve been working here for almost four and a half years, and I’ve been waiting for something to happen that entire time. I, like many of you, love Rob Kupec’s Town of the Week. I love how he highlights all the unique small towns that make up our amazing region. But I’ve always had one question, and we finally…