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Two US teenage boys are accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm
Two US teenage boys are accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm

Two US teenage boys are accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm.

Authorities this week arrested a 19-year-old from Rothsay and a 16-year-old from Barnesville, Minnesota.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner said deputies received a tip that led them to 17 calves and eventually the teens.

The calves are believed to have been stolen from three counties: Douglas, Stearns and Todd.

Investigators said the teens told them they wanted to start their own dairy farm. They say the teens planned to keep the heifers and sell the bulls, splitting the profits.

The calves have been returned to their owners. The case is being forwarded to prosecutors for possible theft and burglary charges.

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