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Kim Tobish (right) poses with her sons Anthony, 6, and Darian, 16, in front of their trailer home that was destroyed in a New Year’s Day fire. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Somerset family's home lost in New Year's Day fire

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The new year is off to a somber start for one Somerset family.

A single mother and her two children lost just about everything they owned, including the family cat, in a trailer home fire just off Highway 35 north of Somerset in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 1.


Kim Tobish was out with friends in Hudson celebrating the new year while her 16-year-old son Darian and his two teenage cousins looked after his 6-year-old brother Anthony.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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