Minneopa Golf Course Clubhouse Fire 11 Jun 14

The clubhouse at the Minneopa Golf Course in Blue Earth County was heavily damaged by a fire early Tuesday morning. The fire was already up to the roof of the wooden structure when firefighters arrived on the scene at around 1:30am. The owners of the golf course live in a home connected to the clubhouse, and were able to escape unharmed after being woken up by smoke detectors. The South Bend Fire Department was assisted by Lake Crystal firefighters, and crews had the fire contained by around 4:30am. Damage is being estimated at upwards of a million dollars. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to have started in the bar area. The Minneopa Golf Course is open for business as usual today (WED).