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Item found at McCarthy Beach State Park not an explosive device

Authorities investigated a suspicious device found at McCarthy Beach State Park, but found it was not explosive. Authorities investigated a suspicious device found at McCarthy Beach State Park, but found it was not explosive. | 

Updated: June 05, 2020 06:54 PM

The authorities have given the all clear at McCarthy Beach State Park in Side Lake.

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They were called out around 11:00am Friday for a suspicious item found near a fire pit. Deputies cordoned off the area with help from the McCarthy Beach State Park Rangers and the French Township Fire Department.

Then the Crow Wing County Bomb Squad responded. They determined the item was not an explosive device, and there was no threat to public safety.

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