It's not every day that a new homeowner finds sticks of dynamite leftover from the previous owner, but that's what a man in central Minnesota found when he was rummaging through a shed after purchasing a property at an estate sale.
It happened Thursday morning at 17052 County Rd. 8 in Kimball, which is about 20 miles south of St. Cloud in Stearns County.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the man found "several boxes of dynamite blasting caps, and a plastic bag containing what at the time was believed to be an explosive compound."
Blasting caps are also known as detonators, serving as the trigger to an explosive device.
The man removed the explosives from the shed and buried them nearby, at which point deputies thought it best to give the Minneapolis Bomb Squad a call.
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The bomb squad made the trip out to Kimball, dug up the items and identified them as blasting caps and "very old dynamite," all of which were in unstable condition. The explosives were safely detonated and no one was injured nor was any damage to the property done.
No one has been charged.