Nat’l Guard Clean-Ups 06 Aug 11

US Army National Guard inspectors will be in New Ulm and St. Peter beginning next month to investigate former military training sites.

The former firing ranges in those 2 communities are among 11 in the state that will be inspected for potential munitions-related hazards. It’s part of a nationwide inspection of around 400 former army firing ranges. US Army Corps of Engineers inspectors will use metal detectors and shovels to look for unexploded ordnance, lead casings, and other potential hazards.

The sites in New Ulm and St. Peter are currently privately-owned property, but were used for small-arms training in the early 1900s. The investigations begin in September.