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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Fire destroys turkey barn in central Minn.

  • The owner estimates the potential loss at a half-million dollars.
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  •  Fire has destroyed a barn containing thousands of young turkeys in central Minnesota.
    The Stearns County sheriff's office says a passer-by reported the fire near Melrose early Wednesday.
    Authorities say the barn, containing 17,000 young turkeys, is a total loss.
    The owner estimates the potential loss at a half-million dollars.
    Firefighters from Melrose and Sauk Centre put out the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

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