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Mike Olthoff of Kent, Minn., found a message in a bottle from a 15-year-old girl named Siera from Breckenridge, Minn. Submitted photo

15-year-old’s message in a bottle turns up eight years later near Kent, Minn.

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KENT, Minn. – Mike Olthoff was scouring the woods for deer antlers near his home in Kent this month when he stumbled across something sticking out of the mud that “didn’t quite look right.”


After plucking what looked like a discarded olive oil bottle out of the mud, Olthoff realized that his find was not litter, but a message in a bottle.

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