100 firefighters respond to Green Valley Bean Co. fire

A Park Rapids agricultural business was damaged extensively in a fire on Monday.

About 100 firefighters from the area responded to the Green Valley Bean Company around 8:30 that night on a report of flames coming from the roof of the building.

They cleared the scene around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The incident remains under investigation, but the fire is believed to be an accident.

The Carsonville Fire Department was assisted by the Nevis, Park Rapids, Menahga, Wolf Lake, Frazee, and Detroit Lakes fire departments.

Assistance was also provided by the Hubbard County and Becker County Sheriff’s Offices, the Park Rapids Police Department, the State Patrol, the State Fire Marshal, and North Memorial Ambulance.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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