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Thieves swipe entire Baker, Minn., landscaping building

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As the owner of a landscaping business, Lance Akers has suffered through minor thefts of building materials.

But never an entire building.


Akers was driving down Old Highway 52 past the small Clay County town of Baker about 1 a.m. Wednesday when he turned his head to see the steel building he'd taken possession of three weeks earlier.

Instead, he saw only empty space.

"I honestly thought the wind had taken it down," he said.

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