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Person brings possibly live mortar into Nimrod Bar in Wadena County

The bomb squad responded and will dispose of it.
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At least one person brought a possibly live mortar they found into the Nimrod Bar in Wadena County over the weekend. 

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office says it got a call at 3:31 p.m. Sunday from a person who said they had located a mortar that was possibly live, then brought it to the bar in the city of Nimrod. 

Apparently, the individual had been with others at the Shell City Bridge with a metal detector, where they located the mortar. They put it in their car and brought it to the Nimrod Bar to show others. 

The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad responded and took possession of the mortar. At the time, it was unknown if the device was still live or not. The mortar, which is possibly from the Korea War era, will "be disposed of in a safe manner," the release says. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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