Kasson, MN (KROC-AM News) - A well-known Rochester area businessman has died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash.

An obituary posted by the Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes in Kasson says 67-year-old Joel Bigelow died Friday after the Rochester man was injured in a crash near the town of Wasioja. Dodge County authorities have yet to release any information about the incident.


According to his obituary, Bigelow founded Joel Bigelow and Sons Enterprises, now known as Bigelow Homes, in 1983. The company has built thousands of homes in southeastern Minnesota and has spearheaded numerous housing developments in Rochester and other communities.

A memorial service honoring and celebrating Bigelow's life is scheduled for Thursday morning at Community Celebration Church in Kasson. A visitation will be held at the church Wednesday evening from about 5 to 7 PM.

Unusual Basement Home for Sale in Illinois is Ultimate Man Cave!

If a guy is looking for a bachelor pad or his very own man cave, a house popped up on the market in Illinois that is basically perfect, and it is cheap.

213 N. Mason Street in Deer Creek, Illinois showed up on the real estate market just a few days ago with a price tag of only $35,000! It features 832 square feet and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, and yes, it is all underground.

As far as the photos showing off this place, you'll see that it's not the most well-kept place...I mean, there are boxers on the floor in a bedroom...so, yeah.

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