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Gold diggers and canine prospectors

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In the early 1980s, I worked for three years as a dispatcher for the Becker County Sheriff's Office. The job afforded me the inside scoop on one of the best uses of innocent labor I have seen.

The young son of one of the deputies asked his dad for a small amount of change. My deputy friend told the boy he didn't have any change. Another deputy pulled the boy aside and explained that Dad saved all his change in small cans, which were buried in the family's back yard.

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