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Published June 11, 2010, 07:42 AM

3 arrested in Hibbing cemetery vandalism

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Hibbing police have arrested three juveniles after nearly 100 headstones were damaged in a cemetery.

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Hibbing police have arrested three juveniles after nearly 100 headstones were damaged in a cemetery.

The vandalism happened last weekend at the North Hibbing Cemetery.

The Hibbing Daily Tribune reports the juveniles are all from Hibbing and were interviewed and released to their parents.

Charges are pending.

Authorities discovered the vandalism on Monday after getting a call from a concerned citizen. Many of the damaged headstones were in pieces because of their age and fragility. Work to rebuild the headstones began Tuesday.

Cemetery Sexton Mike Haben says putting a dollar figure to the damage would be difficult, since many of the markers had depreciated over the years.

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