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More than two-dozen cattle killed in Meeker County farm fire

Everything in the shop was a complete loss.

Up to 30 calves died in a fire about 80 miles west of the Twin Cities on Monday. 

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office reports that the fire erupted – possibly from a welder – in a shop at a dairy farm on the 51000 block of 310th Street northwest of Grove City. 

Authorities believe the blaze likely started "when a welder was in use," the sheriff's office said, adding that the 66-year-old owner of the shop lost all of the contents in the building in addition to 25-30 calves that were killed. 

The fire was reported at 1:55 p.m. No further information has been released. 

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