Mystery Bar Bomb Safely Removed

Virginia, Minnesota The Virginia Police Department was called in after contractors discovered military ordnance in the basement wall of Arrowhead Bar. Police responded to evacuate the area, and the Duluth Minnesota Air National Guard were deployed to inspect and safely remove the mortar round.

In a statement, Virginia Police Chief Nicole Mattson reported that the munition was identified as a WWII Japanese mortar. She did not indicate why it may have ended up inside the building.

After the item was safely removed, the area was reopened. The Police Department thanked the National Guard unit for their assistance.

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