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BP says Detroit Lakes man claiming cap idea is 'fibbing'; A history of tall tales

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It's a Minnesota fix for an international problem.

Or is it?

A Detroit Lakes man who says he invented the cap to plug the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a tantalizing story -- one that has been the subject of reports by two local television stations -- but BP officials say Blake Mastin's story is false.


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