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9,000 turkeys killed in barn fire near Pelican Rapids

The farm's operator John Gorton says the turkeys were due to go on the market next week. Otter Tail County investigators say arson isn't a likely a factor, but an electrical issue might be to blame.
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The farm's operator John Gorton says the turkeys were due to go on the market next week. Otter Tail County investigators say arson isn't a likely a factor, but an electrical issue might be to blame.

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