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Thieves are taking metals -- precious or not

Copper is still a common target, but the Brainerd Dispatch says thieves nowadays are taking whatever they can find. And the perpetrators are getting smarter about covering up the crime.
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Copper is still a common target, but the Brainerd Dispatch says thieves nowadays are taking whatever they can find. And the perpetrators are getting smarter about covering up the crime.

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