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A sign placed outside the Mills Locker Plant, shortly after the fire, displays the determination and will the Briards have retained during a time of sadness and hope. Photos by Paul Gregersen/FOCUS

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Last week began with devastating news for Amanda and Whitman Briard, along with the New York Mills community, when a fire destroyed the Mills Locker Plant.


The landmark on the corner in Mills for over 50 years was nothing but a pile of debris by Monday morning. The cause is still unknown.

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