Facebook and Twitter have become places for some in central Minnesota to share their thoughts after a massive fire destroyed the Swany White flour mill last Tuesday. The St. Cloud Times reports the Freeport mill was family-owned and operated for more than 100 years. The mill won't be rebuilt, but the family might continue some of the Swany White products.
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Massive fire destroys historic flour mill
A massive fire Tuesday evening destroyed the Swany White flour mill in Freeport, Minn. The entire structure collapsed as bystanders filled the streets of the Central Minnesota town to watch firefighters battle the flames, which could be seen for miles.
Owner says historic mill is gone for good
The owner of the century-old Swany White Flour Mill in Freeport tells the Star Tribune he has no plans to rebuild and that doing so would just be too expensive. The fire chief says investigators do not yet know the cause of the massive blaze that destroyed the iconic structure, but they have ruled out arson.
Freeport mill fire started on third floor
Firefighters are still trying to determine the cause of a massive fire that destroyed the historic Swany White flour mill in Freeport, Minn. The entire structure collapsed as bystanders filled the streets of the Central Minnesota town to watch the blaze, which could be seen for miles.
Investigators can't find cause of fire that destroyed historic Freeport mill
Investigators could not determine what caused the blaze that destroyed the landmark Swany White mill. The deputy state fire marshal said in a report released Tuesday that he could not conduct a thorough investigation because crews demolished the building to ensure the fire was out.
Idle Sartell paper mill hurting Minnesota loggers
The shutdown of Sartell's Verso Paper Mill has created an economic ripple effect. Northern Minnesota loggers who sell their timber to the mill are feeling it, as are those who make and maintain the mill's equipment. Local officials want the state to help Verso repair the damage of last month's explosion and fire.
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