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Pair nabbed in thefts of rare artifacts from Minnesota home

BARNESVILLE — Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of vintage collectibles and guns from a home near Barnesville, in northwestern Minnesota.

KFGO radio reports that the merchandise is worth thousands of dollars and includes sports memorabilia and rare artifacts from World War I and World War II.

Clay County prosecutors have charged 32 year-old Justin Marlen and 26-year-old Amber Hedstrom with nine counts of felony theft. A public defender could not be reached for comment.

The recovered items include a rare sheet of Adolf Hitler postage stamps, a World War I era German passport and boxing gloves autographed by Ken Norton and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.