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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Fire Department's Chemical Assessment Team was activated Saturday to participate in the response to a bomb threat in Faribault.

A news release says the CAT truck was dispatched at the request of the State Fire Marshall's Office to help identify an unknown substance associated with the threat. There was concern about a possible release of hazardous materials.

The CAT team conducted atmospheric and environmental monitoring at the scene and gathered samples of a suspicious substance. The testing did not identify the exact chemical composition of the material, but it was determined it was non-volatile and not an explosive hazard.

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Go to any town and ask about the bars and restaurants they miss, and you will have hours of answers. I boiled down a big list to the Top 10. Do you remember them? If so, drop me a line and fill me in! james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com