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Published February 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

Locked auger

A padlock now secures the electric auger for a grain bin at the Gene Stehly farm, northwest of Mitchell, to detour thieves from taking his corn. Stehly had more than $4,000 worth of corn stolen from one grain bin in December. (Chris Huber/Republic)
Read the article: Corn theft sparks security push