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Fire destroyed two businesses in Parkers Prairie early Saturday morning. (Photo contributed by Heidi Ratajesak)

Fire destroys two businesses in Parkers Prairie, Minn.

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Lightning is believed to have caused a fire early Saturday morning that destroyed two businesses in Parkers Prairie.

Todd Quick, owner of NAPA Auto Parts, was one of the Parkers Prairie firefighters who was paged to the scene at about 12:45 a.m., and it turned out to be his own business that was in flames.


"It was the worst scenario," he said.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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