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by Dave Gradijan

More Than 100 Explosive Devices Found in Minn. Home

Mar 31, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Thursday, four family members were arrested and charged after law enforcement officials in Frost, Minn., discovered 114 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and upward of 100 pounds of explosives at their residence, the Associated Press reports via

Forty-eight-year-old Marvin D. Yahnke, his 49-year-old wife, Shirley, and their 19-year-old son, Daniel, were charged on Thursday in Faribault County District Court, with the manufacture and possession of IEDs, the AP reports.

Another 15-year-old male Yahnke family member was arrested on Wednesday in Freeborn County Juvenile Court and charged with third-degree arson and explosives possession in connection with a number of recent explosions in the area, according to the AP.

Mike Gormley, a deputy with the Faribault County sheriff’s office, told the AP, “At this point, we don’t have any indication that they were targeting any people. We’re not sure if this was for fun or if they had other things in mind.”

Investigators have linked the Yahnkes to the explosions of an outdoor latrine and a handful of mailboxes in the area over the past few months, the AP reports. Those explosions did not result in any injuries, according to the AP.

All the explosive materials that were discovered at the Yahnke home were detonated by Bloomington bomb technicians, the AP reports.

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