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DeRusha Eats: Blue Barn At The MN State Fair

It’s not just what bacon and what muffin you’re going to use for your breakfast sandwich. The uniform choice and the building design also matter. Blue Barn is the newest restaurant at the Minnesota State Fair. Stephanie Shimp, co-owner of Blue Plate Restaurant Group, says they’ve been trying to get into the fair for almost a decade. She tried to get in last year, but Mancini’s ended up winning the old Pizza Palace.

08/23/2014

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Lightning May Have Started Corcoran Barn Fire

A farmer in Corcoran, Minn. lost his dairy barn in a fire early Saturday morning. Fire officials received report of the blaze just after 10 p.m. Friday night when a passerby noticed flames coming from the dairy barn.

06/07/2014

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Season Of Hope: The Lemkes Of Belle Plaine

All December long, WCCO’s been making the season brighter for families whose stories touched us this year. Earlier this month, a fire destroyed the Lemke family’s barn in Belle Plaine. They lost their kids’ outdoor toys and some special chickens that were used as therapy for their son’s ADHD. We invited the Lemkes to WCCO in downtown Minneapolis for a Christmas surprise we hope they’ll never forget.

12/23/2013

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Belle Plaine Fire Destroys Chickens That Helped Special Needs Child

A Belle Plaine family is struggling to salvage the holiday season after a barn fire killed two dozen chickens and two roosters that were used as therapy for their special needs child.

12/10/2013

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3-Alarm Fire Destroys Belle Plaine Barn

A barn was destroyed by a three-alarm fire Saturday evening in Belle Plaine. According to the Scott County Dispatch, the fire was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. on a farm on Meridian Circle. When crews arrived, a large barn was fully engulfed in flames. Several fire departments – including those of Belle Plaine, Sibley, Henderson, Le Sueur and Jordan – responded the blaze.

12/07/2013

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Rehashing The Gophers’ Monumental Win Over IU

What made the Gophers’ win over No. 1-ranked Indiana all the more stunning was how poorly the Gophers have been playing with back-to-back 20-point plus losses on the road.

02/27/2013

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Horse Barn’s Message Sends Love To Soldier Overseas

A horse barn near St. Cloud has become a message board for a soldier thousands of miles away. What started as a personal project for his family has become a local attraction — all for Marine Andrew Schreiner, who was deployed to Afghanistan in April.

07/10/2012

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Barn Fire Kills 9,000 Turkeys

A fire in Northwest Minnesota wiped out a farmer’s barn and the 9,000 turkeys inside.

09/30/2011

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Family Fun Guide to Red Wing

Nestled amidst bluffs on a sharp bend in the Mississippi River, Red Wing is a scenic and charming destination for a day or weekend visit. This historic river town is world-renowned for its pottery, shoes, and delightful accommodations.

07/29/2011

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