Traffic detoured on Highway 44 in southeast MN due to a fire in downtown Spring Grove

(Spring Grove, MN) — MN-DOT detoured traffic on Highway 44 Thursday afternoon because of a fire in downtown Spring Grove in southeast Minnesota. A building with a business and apartments reportedly caught fire in the bitter cold. There’s no information yet about how severe or the cause. MN-DOT’s Mike Dougherty says a section of the highway was closed for safety reasons and to give firefighters enough space to work.