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Fire claims rural Watkins barn, passerby saves animals

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WATKINS -- A passerby released the livestock from a burning cattle barn and saved the animals Sunday afternoon at a rural Watkins farm.

According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies and firefighters from Watkins, Kimball, Cold Spring and Eden Valley responded to a fire around 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the John and Louise Schutz farm, 16356 County Road 21.

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