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Authorities in Olivia are investigating a fire that destroyed Jordana Wenzel’s home Monday night as arson. Wenzel lost all of her possessions in the fire and is now seeking help to find a place to live. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Suspicious Olivia, Minn., fire decimates home, kills therapy dog


OLIVIA — A fire being investigated as arson has left two Olivia residents without a home and their possessions and took the life of the owner’s therapy dog.

The Monday night fire destroyed a mobile home owned by Jordana Wenzel, 63. Wenzel is a transvestite, and said there is the possibility that she was the target of a hate crime.

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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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