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The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office has taped off the portion of the Ottertail bike path where human remains were recently unearthed from a Native American burial mound. Archeologists from Hamline University have excavated the remains and will be returning to the area again to finish identifying them.Connie Vandermay / Forum Communications

Human remains found in Ottertail along bike trail

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Work on a section of a bike path here has been delayed due to the discovery of human remains at a Native American burial mound off of Highway 108.

The grave is estimated to date back to the 1800s.

"On Friday, Sept. 21, they came around the corner, and the skid steer operator noticed a bone coming out of the ground," said Chris McConn of Interstate Engineering.

McConn updated the City Council on the project at a meeting last week.

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