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A storage barn belonging to Paul Kern went up in flames early Thursday morning northwest of Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Storage barn burns northwest of Park Rapids, destroying race car and tools

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Paul Solberg stared at the charred remains of his race car and struggled to keep his composure.

"This was $10,000," he said of the burned out hulk he used to drag race in. "Over there," he said, pointing to a smoldering pile, "that was my new engine block."


He ticked off an inventory of tools and shook his head.

'I lost $20,000 today," he said quietly.

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