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A 20-by-30 shed burned at 1989 Highway 35 Saturday afternoon. The building, which housed Dixie Welding LLC, was deemed a total loss by Somerset Fire/Rescue. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Fire destroys Dixie Welding shed

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A 20-by-30-foot shed housing Dixie Welding LLC burned to the ground Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Town of Somerset. The building was owned by Daniel and Charlotte Hoogeem.


According to Somerset Fire/Rescue assistant fire chief Jason Crotty, the building, located at 1989 Highway 35 just north of Somerset, was a total loss.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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