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Barn blaze kills 150 pigs near Lismore

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LISMORE — Approximately 150 pigs were killed in an early morning barn fire Thursday northwest of Lismore.

The destruction was discovered by Jeff Tweet when he went to do chores at the site. He immediately notified law enforcement, and the Lismore Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. By then, there were no flames visible from the barn.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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