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Dynamite and other explosive devices found at a rural Sparta home were destroyed by authorities.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office received a call about 1:45 p.m. Saturday after several sticks of dynamite, an activation switch, an initiator and a power source were discovered at a home on Falcon Road.

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Members of the Dane County Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit were called in to destroy the devices on site, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation revealed that the device was likely left at the home by a former resident who is now deceased. Authorities say no criminal charges related to the possession of the explosive device are likely at this time.

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