Large Barn Collapses at New York Mills Dairy Operation

Large Barn Collapses at New York Mills Dairy Operation Click to Enlarge

Otter Tail County Dispatch received a report of a barn collapse on County Highway 67 north of New York Mills at around at 5:30 on Tuesday evening. The South half of a large loafing Barn approximately 100 to 200 feet collapsed, trapping 80 to 100 cattle. When first responders arrived the owners of Kohler Dairy had many of the cattle out. New York Mills Fire department and multiple neighbors assisted the owners with removing approximately two dozen cattle. It is unknown at this time how many cattle were lost in the collapse of the structure. As of last evening enough debris was removed with a track hoe so the dairy operation could be functional. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office was also on scene along with Tri-County ambulance. There were multiple family members, neighbors and Friends assisting with the cleanup as well.

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