Artifact hunters digging where ancient remains were found

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A local sheriff says artifact hunters are illegally digging where ancient human remains were found this summer.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says deputies recently found several large holes on county-owned land near the discovery site. He says there are no trespassing signs posted.

Fitzgerald says boaters found the remains at Prairie Lake back in August in a pile of logs or bark and they may be from a Native American burial site.

The sheriff says scientists are still trying to figure out how old those remains are.

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