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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Valley City congregation to rebuild torched church

  • A Valley City congregation whose church was destroyed in an arson fire has decided to rebuild.
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  • A Valley City congregation whose church was destroyed in an arson fire has decided to rebuild.
    The fire last October caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage to Faith Lutheran Church. The 800 members of the congregation have decided to build a new church at the same spot.
    Pastor Jolene Knutson tells KOVC radio that construction will take about two years. KFGO radio reports it's expected to cost about $2 million.
    Knutson says many of the stained glass windows from the old church will be saved.
    Two people are charged with torching the church to cover up a break-in.

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