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Clara Buchner gets an eagle-eye view of her testing sample. She and her fellow junior detectives offered smart, incisive theories at Crime Lab class. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Young super sleuths learn basics of solving crimes

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By Sarah Smith / Enterprise

Four grade school gumshoes set off in earnest Monday to solve a heinous imaginary crime – theft of a valuable cold cure from the Menahga School.


In a Community Education class that could have been called CSI: Park Rapids, the intrepid grade-schoolers engaged in crime scene analysis and learned weighty topics such as evidence contamination, chromatography and, for starters, what a crime was.

A non-violent crime.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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