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State park pot farm bust prompts safety warning


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The discovery of marijuana growing in a Minnesota state park was unusual but authorities say it's not unheard of for clandestine growers to plant pot on public lands in the state. So they say hunters and hikers should be alert when they head into the woods this fall.

A hiker's tip Sunday led officers to 187 marijuana plants in Maplewood State Park in western Minnesota. Detective Rod Jensen said Wednesday there've been no arrests.

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