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Volunteer firefighters from Pisek, N.D., pour water onto the former Terra Cotta Ballroom in Pisek after an early morning fire destroyed the structure that was converted into an apartment and storage facility. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald.

Historic Pisek building burns

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The historic former Terra Cotta Ballroom building was lost to fire in Pisek, N.D., early Monday morning.


About 30 volunteer firefighters from Pisek and Park River, N.D., battled the blaze from about 6 a.m. through the afternoon, said Jerry Slinger, owner of the building.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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