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Unidentified explosion injured two in Deerwood


An explosion Friday injured two juvenile males in Deerwood, officials reported Tuesday.

According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s office, about 6:22 p.m. the Crow Wing County Bomb Squad went to city property on Broadway in Deerwood where two explosive devices, including mortar fireworks and bottle rockets were found. One of the devices had exploded and the other one was intact and removed for storage with the bomb squad. The Crosby and Deerwood police departments assisted at the scene.


Deerwood Mayor Mike Aulie said he heard that one of the juvenile males lost a thumb in the accident and both suffered from chemical burns. The names of the juveniles injured in the explosion have not been released.

A Crosby Police report said the juveniles were taken to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center where they were being treated. Aulie said he believes the boys were treated in the Twin Cities over the weekend.

Deerwood Police Chief Harry Gottsch said the incident is still under investigation by the Deerwood Police Department.

JESSI PIERCE, staff writer, may be reached at 855-5859 or Follow her on Twitter at (@jessi_pierce).

Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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