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Suspicious Burnsville fires follow Internet threats from animal rights activists

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BARNESVILLE, Minn. - A series of four fires in five days - including a pair of Wednesday morning blazes that destroyed a deck and a barn - has put a rural Clay County family on guard.

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Authorities say the fires Wednesday at a farmstead Matt and Tara Andvik live at near Barnesville appear to have been intentionally set, and the apparent arson comes shortly after Tara Andvik, a well-known bow hunter, began to receive threatening messages from animal rights activists.

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