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9 kids accused of damaging Minnesota golf course, electric carts

The full extent of the damage won't be known until spring.

Nine kids could face charges after being accused of causing more than $40,000 worth of damages to a golf course in northwest Minnesota. 

Blueberry Pines Golf Course, located 8 miles south of Park Rapids in Wadena County, was significantly damaged on Oct. 18. The sheriff's office announced Tuesday that nine boys "who were responsible for the damages" have been identified and interviewed. 

"The full extent of the damage will not be known until spring," the sheriff's office announced, noting that the early estimate puts the cost for replacement and repairs at more than $40,000  

A Facebook post from May indicates that Blueberry Pines debuted 60 new electric golf carts this year. 

The boys have not been identified, though they are from nearby Menagha, Buffalo and the Greenfield area. 

The boys are accused of driving six golf carts onto the course and damaged, in addition to causing damage to the golf course itself, including greens and bunkers. 

The case will be sent to the Wadena County Attorney's Office for formal charges. 

In January 2019, Blueberry Pines suffered a total loss of its golf club and restaurant in a fire, according to the Park Rapids Enterprise. A new clubhouse and restaurant opened earlier this year. 

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