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A barn fire at Spring Valley Farms killed 1,800 hogs and caused an estimated $600,000 to $700,000 in property losses. (Submitted Photo)

Weekend barn fire in Stevens County kills 1800 hogs

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MORRIS – A barn fire in Darnen Township early Saturday morning killed approximately 1,800 hogs and caused nearly $700,000 in property damage, the Morris Fire Department reported.

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The barn and hogs are the property of Lowell Moser and Loren Schmidgall of Spring Valley Farms.

About 8:15 a.m. Saturday, the Morris Fire Department received a call about a barn fire off U.S. Highway 59. When Morris firefighters arrived, the barn was fully engulfed in flames.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. 
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