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Cottage Grove police and the St. Paul bomb squad set a perimeter around the armory and All Saints Lutheran Church, both on Belden Boulevard, Monday following the report of a three suspicious backpacks. (Forum News Service photo by Emily Buss)

Bomb squad calls for suspicious backpacks outside Cottage Grove armory

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COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A bomb squad was called to Cottage Grove on Monday morning after suspicious backpacks were found outside the National Guard Armory.

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National Guard staff called police after they arrived around 7 a.m. and found two unattended backpacks leaning against the bike rack near the armory’s main entrance, “which obviously is suspicious,” Cottage Grove police Capt. Pete Koerner said.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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