Home destroyed by fire

At approximately 4:50 PM on Friday afternoon, area first responders and law enforcement were dispatched to the report of a structure fire in the 8700 block of Raps Road located in Beatty Township, north of Cook.

When first responders arrived on scene, they discovered a two-story structure that was fully engulfed in flames. The home was not occupied at the time and is considered a total loss. The incident remains under investigation by the MN State Fire Marshalls Office and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.