Bomb squad recovers WWII rocket launcher, rocket from foreclosed property in Red Wing

Police called in the Bloomington bomb squad after employees of a real estate company entered the property and found the weapon. The police chief tells the Republican Eagle no laws were broken and no charges will be filed.
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Police called in the Bloomington bomb squad after employees of a real estate company entered the property and found the weapon. The police chief tells the Republican Eagle no laws were broken and no charges will be filed.

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