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Grenades prompt police surveillance

Two grenades found in a box of World War II paraphernalia in a Superior home are now under police surveillance. Officers set up portable alarms in the midtown residence Saturday, according to a Superior police report.

Two grenades found in a box of World War II paraphernalia in a Superior home are now under police surveillance. Officers set up portable alarms in the midtown residence Saturday, according to a Superior police report.

Officers called to the home were unsure whether the two grenades, believed to be of Japanese make, were live. The grenades are black with red paint on top of them and both had the pin intact. The top of one, however, appeared to be damaged as if it had been crushed, the report stated.

The grenades were found in an upstairs bedroom in a large wooden box with other World War II items, such as Japanese booklets. The woman who reported the grenades told officers they had been at the residence for 50 years and belonged to her husband's deceased grandfather.

The Explosive Ordinance disposal unit of the Minnesota Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth was called, but the group will not be able to examine the grenades until later this week.

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