Arson suspected in Ellendale fires

According to signs posted at the residence, arson is suspected in fires that gutted an Ellendale home in December.

Sometime last Wednesday, Jan. 25, several large black and orange signs were posted on the outside of the home at 403 5th Ave. West (or Hwy. 30), stating that arson is suspected and listing a hotline number and reward up to $2,500 for information leading to identification of those responsible for the fires.

According to Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, the signs were not posted by his department but could have been posted by an insurance company.

Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Steele County Sheriff’s Department.

The home is owned by Mark and Sara Misgen.

PTO Community Night Out Saturday

Tickets are still available for the inaugural PTO Community Night Out taking place Saturday, Feb. 4. at the Ellendale School.

Festivities get underway with social hour from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and a live auction will follow at 7 p.m. 

Tickets can be purchased for only $15 per person at various locations around the NRHEG communities.

For those not wishing to have dinner but attend the auction, the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.