It must have been a shock for the employee at a recycling center in Superior, who made an unusual discovery on Monday: a World War II era grenade, apparently live.
Superior Police Captain Chad La Lor says the discovery Monday at an area scrap metal facility, necessitated a call to the nearest explosives team, with the 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard in Duluth. They safely detonated the grenade at about 6:00 p.m. Monday. La Lor says the Air Guard unit's commander verified that the grenade was live, and that more of them are turning up as World War Two veterans pass away: there were fewer restrictions on what World War Two veterans could bring home with them than there are for today's veterans. La Lor says they're still trying to determine just where the grenade came from.