MEEKER COUNTY

PVC Tube Containing Dynamite Detonated in Meeker County

The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was called and conducted a controlled explosion.

LITCHFIELD, Minn.–A PVC tube containing 11 sticks of dynamite was found in a Meeker County garage and detonated by authorities. Sheriff Brian Cruze says his office got a call Monday about possible explosives found in Harvey Township. The house was unoccupied and the family found the tube as they were preparing to sell the property. The Minneapolis Bomb Squad was…

Testing Shows Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Hasn’t Spread in Minnesota

Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state

MINNESOTA — Tests found no chronic wasting disease in more than 11,000 deer shot by hunters in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota this fall. Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state. The DNR ordered the precautionary testing in north-central and central Minnesota…