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The century old Swany White Flour Mill in Freeport, Minn. collapses as crews fro

Swany White flour mill owner won't rebuild


FREEPORT, Minn. (AP) — The owner of the Swany White flour mill that burned down in central Minnesota said he won't rebuild but is considering relaunching some of their specialty products.

The Freeport mill has been in the Thelen family since 1903, and recently produced 750,000 pounds of flour per year. Gary Thelen said it is not economically feasible to rebuild after Tuesday's fire. The machinery dated back to 1897 or 1913.

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