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$5,000 worth of copper stolen from site of new Wadena-Deer Creek High School

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Wadena, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Copper thieves have struck again in the area. They stole about 5,000 dollars worth from the site of the new Wadena-Deer-Creek High School.

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Officials say about 360 feet of copper pipes, along with one-hundred copper fittings and power tools, were taken from storage trailers, where padlocks had been cut.

Police say the pipes were likely stolen to be sold as scrap metal and officials say they are pursuing new security options.

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