Fire at historic Eagan Town Hall called suspicious

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Fire crews from Eagan and Burnsville extinguished a blaze at the city of Eagan's historic Town Hall building.

KMSP reported that the fire began around 5 a.m. and that most of the building was able to be saved. The flames are believed to have broken out in the back of the building and then worked their way up to the attic. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but WCCO reported that authorities are calling it suspicious.

 The Pioneer Press reported the fire crews had the blaze under control after about 15 minutes and worked another hour dousing all the embers. Firefighters on scene then worked to remove artifacts from the building. While many original items of hisotirc significance were stored at the current city hall, some items, such as the century-old glass windows were destroyed.

"It's hard to put a number on its contents," city spokesman Tom Garrison told the newspaper.

Eagan's original civic building, constructed in 1893, burned down. The Town Hall that caught fire Sunday was constructed in 1914. It was the community's meeting hall until 1965. When a municipal center was built on Pilot Knob Road in 1983, the historic building was restored to serve as a museum, showcasing memorabilia from Eagan's past.

Next Up

cook county schools

Investigation after assistant principal displays "joke" Gadsden flag during announcements

"My apologies to anybody who was offended by that part of the snake that was on that comic and it's been taken down."

Forest - orono, Minnesota

Report: Forests, agricultural land could help Minnesota reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The Nature Conservancy's Minnesota chapter released a report that shows how many acres of trees would be needed to help the state reach its reduction goals.

University of Minnesota

U of M will halt admissions to 12 PhD programs

The move is expected to help address the school's estimated budget shortfall of $166 million.

snow, plow

NWS says 'increasing potential for an impactful winter storm' this weekend

Nothing is certain yet. The weather service advises Minnesotans to monitor the forecast.

Mike Lindell, My Pillow CEO.

Under-fire Mike Lindell claims retailers have dropped MyPillow

The MyPillow CEO is seeing receiving backlash as he continues to share conspiracy theories about the election.

Antoine Winfield Jr.

Antoine Winfield Jr. says playoff win was "for my pops back in '09"

The son of the Vikings legend did not forget about "Bountygate."

Jared Vanderbilt

Shorthanded Timberwolves fall to Atlanta in Monday matinee

D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points, but didn't have much help.

police lights

Man, 72, critical after possible robbery outside Minneapolis business

The 72-year-old sustained gunshot wounds in the incident.

vaccine

It could take months to vaccinate MN teachers, people 65 and older

"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.

Herb Brooks statue

Trump's planned statue garden would include 2 Minnesotans, others with MN links

But there were some notable names absent from the wide-ranging and eclectic list.

k9 zeke

Petition seeks to allow retired Corcoran officer to keep K9 partner

Corcoran's public safety director says if K9 Zeke is donated to the officer it will be a loss for the department.

Related