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Associated Press, Published August 21 2013

Strange object prompts tribal college evacuation

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — Authorities say a device that prompted the evacuation of the college on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation appears to have been a homemade weight, not an explosive.

Cankdeska Cikana (sih-KAHN'-ah) Community College in Fort Totten was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a custodian found the pipe-resembling object in a weight room. About 200 students were on campus at the time registering for classes, which begin Monday.

A police bomb squad was brought in from Grand Forks to blow up the device as a precaution.