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A barn fire on Saturday at Spring Valley Farms in Darnen Township, Minn., killed 1,800 hogs and caused an estimated $600,000-700,000 in property losses. Photo courtesy of Morris Sun Tribune

Minnesota barn fire kills 1,800 hogs

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MORRIS, Minn. -- A barn fire in western Minnesota on Saturday morning killed about 1,800 hogs and caused nearly $700,000 in property damage, the Morris Fire Department reported.

The barn and hogs are the property of Lowell Moser and Loren Schmidgall of Spring Valley Farms south of Morris in Stevens County.

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