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Fire officials look on Monday morning as firefighters continue to hose down three Atwater buildings destroyed by an early-morning fire on Atlantic Avenue. Nobody was injured, but the loss of businesses is devastating to the small Kandiyohi County town. Tribune Photo by Carolyn Lange

Fire destroys three buildings and four business in Atwater, Minn.

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ATWATER - Three cornerstone businesses in Atwater were destroyed in a fire early this morning, delivering a crushing blow to the small town.


The Phat Pheasant Pasta & Brew, Holm Brothers Plumbing and Heating and Peterson Hardware are a total loss, according to Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmidt.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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