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Sarah and Aaron Minnick and their children moved back to a newly-built home where their original was lost to a fire May 3 caused by arsonists. Pictured with their parents: Austin, 18; Emily, 16; Kalley, 14; Jacob, 12; and Ross, 8. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

It's been a long journey home for Willmar, Minn.,family who lost their home to arson


Coming home for Christmas is all about starting anew for Sarah and Aaron Minnick and their five children.

On Thursday they moved back to Ninth Street Southeast in Willmar, to a newly built home on the very foundation where their former home stood.

"We can start to enjoy life again,'' said Aaron Minnick, describing their new home as the nicest gift they could receive for Christmas.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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