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Prank at Fargo's Lindenwood Park causes soapy mess

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Detroit Lakes, 56501

Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

FARGO - A short-winded soapsud monument rose out of Lindenwood Park's fountain Sunday night.

The apparent prank at the American Legion Memorial Fountain was termed a "beautiful" sight by the son of Max Bye, who was watching her grandkids Monday morning across the street.

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Bye's grandkids said the suds had stretched out onto the grass surrounding the fountain, which features nearby flags and has in it upright logs.

"It smelled exactly like Tide" laundry detergent, said Ryan Day, who returned to his home from the lakes about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Day, 1701 5th St. S., said the bubbles were about 4½ feet high in the fountain itself.

"Kids or something," Day said.

What appeared to be two dish soap bottle caps were found at the fountain.

The Fargo Park District had drained the fountain at Fifth Street and 17th Avenue South by morning, said maintenance worker Barry Hanson.

"I thought they were cleaning it out or something," said 14-year-old T.J. Tran upon passing the fountain, which was still very bubbly Monday morning.

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