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Voting resumes after bomb threat in Canby, Minn.

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Voting was put on hold due to a bomb scare in the western Minnesota town of Canby.

At approximately 11:24 am, Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Minnesota West Community and Technical Center for a call regarding a bomb threat.

The threat originated from the Main Administrative Building where an unknown suspect wrote "bomb in school" on the inside of a female bathroom stall door.

According to a news release from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, two female students found the writing and immediately reported the discovery to school officials. After receiving the report from students, Campus Dean Rebecca Weber immediately followed procedure by calling law enforcement and evacuating the property.

According to Medicine County Sheriff's Office, voting was disrupted at the polling location in the Technology Building. Several other nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

After first responders cleared all of the property, all normal activity and the polling station were allowed to resume at 1 pm.

The Canby Police Department is investigating the origin of the threat, It encourages anyone with information concerning the crime to call the Canby Police Department at 507-223-7211.

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