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A fire early Thursday morning destroyed a pole barn on U of M property.

Two charged in connection with Jan. 5 fire

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Two young men playing with fire appear to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a shed last week on property owned by the University of Minnesota on property in Empire Township.


The Dakota County Attorney's office filed formal charges Thursday against 22-year-old Rosemount resident Joseph Michael Sanem and 21-year-old Apple Valley resident Matthew Thomas Berntsen in connection with the fire.

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Nathan Hansen
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