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Rose Creek man pleads guilty to felony posession of explosives

A Rose Creek man accused of having nine pipe bombs in his home pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony charge.

Kevin Duane Reed, 47, of Rose Creek, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of explosives without a license or permit and an identical charge was dismissed, according to Mower County court records.

Reed is scheduled to receive a sentence on that charge on Aug. 27.

Reed was arrested in early June after family members tipped local law enforcement that Reed had bombs inside his house.

Mower County law enforcement and the Bloomington Police Department Bomb Squad found nine pipe bombs when they searched Reed's home on May 28, after they evacuated 10 homes in the area.


Reed was initially charged with nine counts of felony possession of explosives, but the complaint was amended Wednesday to two counts.

Mower District Judge Fred Wellmann set interim bail conditions for Reed at $1 million bail with conditions, including that he not use or have firearms or dangerous weapons.

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