The Bloomington Bomb Squad and the FBI arrived in Montevideo just before noon today. With assistance from the Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa County Sherrif's Office, they blocked off Northdale Park and surrounded a trailer inside. After the FBI called for those inside to come out, it appeared that two men were taken into custody.
At this point it is unclear what caused the incident, and the FBI has said all information will be out at a later date. Neighbors in the area said that the residents were known to wear army camo and boots, and that there were often anti-government signs posted on the lawn.
The FBI has said no one is in any danger.
The American-News will not publish further information until we can confirm its validity with the Montevideo Police Department. (Staff photos by Jeremy Jones)
Tuesday, April 23 was Litter Day in Kim Osman’s Fourth Grade classroom at the Montevideo Middle School. Students are allowed to throw everything they’d normally put in garbage or recycling on the floor, to show them just how quickly garbage can add up if everyone doesn’t contribute to keeping things clean. Osmon said she tries to teach students that every day can be Earth Day, and that thinking about keeping the environment clean shouldn’t end. When asked if they thought a Litter Day would be a good idea for everyone outside, the students were pretty certain that would have some bad results. At the end of the day, students discovered how quickly a mess could be picked up when everyone helped.