Fire heavily damages historic church in Martin County

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NORTHROP — A historical church in a small southern Minnesota community has been heavily damaged by fire.

Truman police say the fire early Wednesday destroyed the sanctuary at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church on Highway 15 in Northrop. Authorities say the fire spread, causing the roof to collapse.

The church and school were founded in 1890. Northrop is a community of about 230 people in Martin County.

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