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Police recover stolen backhoe

The 1998 John Deere 310SE Backhoe was parked inside a secure, gated area at the Tilden Mine in the Palmer area.
Stolen equipment: The 1998 John Deere 310SE Backhoe was parked inside a secure, gated area at...
Stolen equipment: The 1998 John Deere 310SE Backhoe was parked inside a secure, gated area at the Tilden Mine in the Palmer area.(Fox Power Inc.)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 2:34 PM EST
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MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Thursday 9:20 p.m.

Michigan State Police have recovered the backhoe. No other information is available.

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A large piece of machinery was stolen from the Tilden Mine on Sunday.

According to Fox Power Inc., the 1998 John Deere 310SE Backhoe, with a 4x4 cab, was parked inside a secure, gated area at the Tilden Mine in the Palmer area as of at least 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, security at the Tilden Mine noticed the cable and lock had been cut on the gate, sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. that same day.

Fox Power Inc. says a reward is being offered for information that leads to the recovery of the backhoe.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post at 906-475-9922.

TV6 will update this story as more information is made available.

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