WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Though their days of chasing bandits are long over, members of a Minnesota horse thief detective group continue to meet once a year.
The Mankato Free Press reports that members of the Waseca County Horse Thief Detectives have an annual Fourth of July picnic where they gather for a potluck, old fashioned games and a brief meeting.READ MORE: Wild And Timberwolves Win Big Saturday, United Ties
This year the group discussed fundraising efforts to support law enforcement, including the option of establishing a college scholarship to help future police officers.READ MORE: Family Mourns 'Loving' And 'Gentle' St. Paul Man After Fatal Hit-And-Run
The group organized in 1864 to protect themselves from bands of horse thieves after thieves who had stolen a valuable pair of horses broke out of jail and disappeared. The group searched for horses or other stolen property valued at more than $50.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
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