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Dynamite Found Near St. Maries

Kootenai County Sheriff deputies responded to an explosives call near St. Maries on Thursday evening. 1,000 pounds of explosives were found on a property recently reclaimed by land owner, Verne McIlree. For the past year, McIlree says renters had been squatting on his land without any payment. The renters, Eric and Lisa Kelly are owners of the company, Advanced Explosives Demolition. They are behind the building demolitions such as the Spyglass Hotel, 1515 Tower in Florida, Qwest Tower in Arizona and the Lake Champlain Bridge between New York and Florida. Ben Wolfinger, Kootenai County Sheriff Office's public information officer, said they are explosive rights contractors: "They had the right to have explosives, but it was not legally stored." McIlree recalled that a few months ago one of his buildings on his property blew up/Nicole Hensley/KXLY. More here. (KXLY photo)

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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