Sheriff's officials in Minnesota's Kandiyohi County have reported thefts of road signs since August, mostly in the northeastern part of the county, including the towns of Willmar, New London and Spicer. About three dozen signs and a construction barrel were recovered this week, and the investigation is continuing.

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More than 35 public works street signs and a construction barrel were recovered by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, which said several juveniles and young adults are likely to face charges of theft and criminal damage to property.

Read the news story:Kandiyohi County recovers dozens of stolen road signs, charges expected

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About Quirky Tales

A digital animation collaboration between Forum Communications Co. and award-winning motion design artist Richard Borge.

Borge grew up in Fargo, N.D., attended college in Moorhead, Minn., and Tucson, Ariz., and now lives and works in New York City, where he works on editorial and corporate advertising projects, covering both illustration and motion design components.

The animations are published on more than 20 Forum Communications' websites.