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Flames destroyed a home in Wellston in Manistee County Thursday morning. Unfortunately, it's not a first for the homeowners. This is the second time the Collins family has watched one of their homes burn. In Northern Michigan and across the country, horses prices have plummeted in recent years. Many blame the bad economy, pointing out that most people simply can't afford to keep up with the expense of caring and feeding for a horse, which can cost several thousand dollars per horse each year. It's weeks before the winter Olympics and Northern Michigan has become a training ground for snow boarders from all over the world. Snow boarding teams going for the gold have been in Gaylord since the beginning of the month. The Otsego Club has seen 11 teams so far, and two more are on the way.