Fire destroys weekly newspaper building in Oakes

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OAKES, N.D. ( -- A fire destroyed a building in Oakes early Sunday morning that housed the city's weekly newspaper.

Fire officials say they responded to the blaze at 323 Main Avenue around 1:40 Sunday morning.

The building was the home of The Oakes Times for the past several years.

The structure has been declared a total loss, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.