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The Travis Dagel farmsite, southeast of Sibley, Saturday, June 26, 2010, after the previous day's tornado destroyed four confinement barns. (Kari Lucin/Daily Globe)

Tornado destroys four hog barns near Sibley, Iowa

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Sunday 10:40 update

SIBLEY, Iowa -- Dead pigs were scattered and strewn about the Travis Dagel farmsite southeast of Sibley Saturday afternoon, more than 12 hours after a tornado ripped through four confinement barns on a path that destroyed farms and scattered debris for several miles in Osceola County.


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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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