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Semi load of garbage illegally dumped along southern Minnesota road

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Brown County illegal dumping
Authorities in southern Minnesota's Brown County are trying to find out who dumped a semi truck load of garbage on the side of a rural road on Thursday.
Photo courtesy of Brown County Sheriff's Office

Authorities in southern Minnesota's Brown County are trying to find out who dumped a semi truck load of garbage on the side of a rural road.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office said the illegal dumping was discovered early Thursday along County Road 30 just west of State Highway 4, about 7 miles north of Sleepy Eye.

County highway crews had to be called to the scene remove a semi load of trash from along the gravel shoulder.

"Some of the materials dumped were tires, siding, doors, lighting fixtures, concrete slabs, tarps, metal, a small wagon and pallets," the sheriff's office reported in a news release. "Some of the items may have come from a hog barn that was torn down."

The sheriff's office said it appeared the garbage was dumped by a semi pulling a side-dump trailer.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Brown County Sheriff's Office at (507) 233-6700.