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Benefit planned for victims of December Round Lake fire

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ROUND LAKE -- When fire ravaged through their trailer house on the morning of Dec. 12, Bill and Maureen Swain and their 15-year-old son, Jimmy, lost not just their home, but all of their belongings and their beloved five-year-old Pomeranian. A cat initially thought to have died in the fire was able to escape.


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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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